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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Bidwell
First Name:Alexander
Birth Date: 00-00-1872
Branch:Naval Brigade

Alexander Bidwell

The following is a list of the contingent as they left Perth, including ages, birthplaces, and previous services.

Alexander Bidwell, 27 years (Victoria), butcher. Served 12 months with Naval Brigade, Victoria.

The West Australian, 6 November 1899

* 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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