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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Webber
First Name:Richard
Rank:Able Seaman
Birth Date: 00-00-1823
Branch:Naval Reserve - Williamstown

Richard Webber

Able Seaman 

Listed in the Volunteers Land Warrants Board, Additional Report, 1871 as having served in the Volunteer Naval Brigade for at least five years and thereby qualifying for a £50 government land certificate.


Listed as drilling with the Williamstown division of the Naval Reserve from the 21st of March 1871 until he resigned in 1882.

Eye colour - blue. Complexion - dark. Height - 5 feet 6 inches. Personal marks - none. Present employment - Ship Wright.


Listed in The Argus newspaper on the 8th of September 1884 as having received the Victoria Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal on the 6th of September 1884.

Richard's Long Service Medal converted into a badge.
Photo courtesy of Barry Boots

* 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.

Information & photographs of men who served in the Victorian Naval Forces is eagerly sought. Please contact the webmaster.