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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*

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Last Name:Griffiths
First Name:Edward Evan
Rank:Able Seaman
Birth Date: 28-04-1873
Branch:Victorian Navy

Edward Evan Griffiths

Able Seaman

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 Prot  5' 3½"  37"  Prop  Dark Brown    

From Volunteer Listing kept by CPO Goding & held by grandson Lawrence Dilks, Williamstown. Compared with China Contingent List. Prepared by Ada Ackerly, Directory Williamstown Museum, c 1987.


 

Profile in The Australian Illustrated Enclclopaedia of The Boxer Uprising 1899-1901, Justin Corfield, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae Australia, 2001.


 

Eward Evan Griffiths was born and married in Gippsland he joined the Navy in 1890 he retired in 1935 as he had reached his age limit. He served in the Victorian state navy and went to China during the Boxer Rebelion he continued to serve his country during War and Peace and raise a family with his wife Abbey. They both went to live in Williamstown they had five children.

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* 1853 is given as the commencement date for the Victorian Navy as this is the year that Commander Lockyer (RN) went to Britain to superintend the building of HMCS Victoria.
Although the Victorian Navy ended in 1901 the career of Cerbeus etc continued. In 1910 the new ships started arriving & manning levels increased.

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