Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
|First Name:||J. C.|
| Birth Date: |
|Branch:||Naval Brigade - Sandridge (Pt. Melb)|
J. C. Ford
From Volunteer Listing kept by CPO Goding & held by grandson Lawrence Dilks, Williamstown.
Prepared by Ada Ackerly, Directory Williamstown Museum, c 1987.
In an article subheaded "Naval Veterans of 89 and 80", in the Williamstown Chronicle on 26 October 1912 Stoker J. Ford was listed as receiving a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for 15 years service. To qualify he would have to have served at least four years in the Victorian Naval Forces.
* 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.
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