The Men

Muster

These men (and they are, so far, all men) are those known to have been associated with the Queensland Maritime Defence Force.

Data is updated periodically as information comes to hand.

SurnameGiven NamesBornDiedRank / RoleLocationDetails
AckersWilliam ArcherLieutenant
AugustesenJens Neilsen186417/02/1940Petty OfficerBrisbane / Thursday Islandlink
BarclayJohnChief EngineerBrisbane
BarnesAlfred AllenChief EngineerBrisbane
BarnettGeorge BenjaminLieutenantBrisbane
BarrowJacklink
BartlettStephenWarrant OfficerBrisbanelink
BennetThomas18261915Commander, EngineerBrisbanelink
BennettWilliam SellarsSub-LieutenantRockhampton
BenwellHugh P HLieutenant
BeresfordJoseph Arthur HamiltonLieutenantBrisbanelink
BlackboroEdwin AdolphusSub-LieutenantBrisbane
BloomfieldDanuel GeorgeWarrant OfficerBrisbane
BondThomas ArthurSub-LieutenantBrisbane
BoultEdward JamesLieutenant
BowenRowland GriffithSub-LieutenantBrisbane
BoydWilliam Alexander JenynsLieutenant
BrennanMW/O Boatswain Brisbane
BrockwayArchibald BirtStaff SurgeonBrisbane
ButcherJoseph EdwardLieutenant
CameronWaverley FletherCommander
CameronStuart WilliamSub-LieutenantBrisbane
CampbellRobertSub-Lieutenant
CampbellArthurWarrant OfficerBrisbane
ChesterHenry MarjoribanksLieutenant
ClarkeFrederick James18651920Petty Officerlink
ConwayJohn
CowieAlfredLieutenant
CreswellWilliam Rooke18521933Captain, CommandantBrisbanelink
CurtisGeorge Arthur HamiltonLieutenantBrisbane
DillAlbert LuciusChief Engineer
DoleJosephWarrant OfficerBrisbane
DouglasAlexander DCommander
DrakeWaltonCaptainBrisbanelink
Eastaughfee FrederickLieutenant
ElstonHenry George18621923Mate
EyreHenry CornwallLieutenant
EyreWalter MorrisLieutenant
FawcettJohn JacobLieutenant
FearnleyJohn GillettLieutenantCairns
FisherWalterSurgeon
FosterWQuartermasterBrisbane
FrancisThomas WilliamLieutenantBundaberg
GradyJWarrant OfficerBrisbane
GrahlJamesLieutenant
GrantWilliam George14/12/1895Townsvillelink
GrayCharles GeorgeLieutenant
GreadyJChief BoatswainBrisbane
GreavesWGunnery InstructorBrisbane
GreerGeorge SamuelWarrant OfficerBrisbane
HamiltonJohn ReidSub-Lieutenant
HarringtonHubert ErnestSub-LieutenantMaryborough
HarrisWilliamSub-LieutenantBrisbane
HawkesClaude SomervilleSurgeonBrisbane
HayesEdwardW/OTownsville?
HeskethSpenser Bold23/04/18535/12/1903LieutenantBrisbanelink
HessionCharles Thomaslink
HowittJames ParkerEngineer
HumeWalter Cunningham18401921Lieutenantlink
HurfordWilliamLieutenant
JohnThompsonSurgeon, Sergeant Major
JohnstonThomas LawLieutenant
JonesGeorge JohnWarrant OfficerRockhampton
JossGeorgeWarrant Officer
JoyJohn DempseyLieutenant
JunnerAlexanderLieutenantBrisbane
Kearne (or Keane?)PatrickWarrant OfficerMackay
KebbellWaltonStaff SurgeonBrisbane
KeenRobertLieutenant
KilnerHaroldSub-Lieutenant
KnowlesAlfred RichardWarrant OfficerMaryborough
KnowlesGeorgeSurgeonCairns
KortunHelmuth Axel Frederick BernhardMedical Officer
LeeFrancis George`Lieutenant
Lee BryceWilliam MillerLieutenant
LewisWQuartermasterBrisbane
MacartneyGeorge WilliamSurgeon
MackenzieColin CampbellLieutenant
MacqueenW SChaplainBrisbane
MalcolmWLeading StokerBrisbane
MalcolmAChief Petty OfficerBrisbane
Marshall?
MayH J?Brisbane
McLayCharlesLieutenantBrisbane
MeekRobert AugustusSurgeonBrisbane
MilesHarry BendaStorekeeperBrisbanelink
MoretonAlgernon HowardSub-LieutenantMaryborough
MorleyETorpedo coxswainBrisbane
MorryH JLeading StokerBrisbane
MudfordWilliamChief Gunner
NeilsonTrevor CottierSub-LieutenantBrisbane
NellWLeading StokerBrisbane
NicolsonRobert Bruce31/05/183819/03/1893First Engineerlink
NisbotThomasSub-LieutenantTownsville
PemberEdwardWarrant OfficerTownsville
PennefatherCharles Edward de FonblanqueCaptain
Penny John Alexander CairnsLieutenantMaryborough
PethebridgeSamuel AugustusCommander
PhillipsWilliam
PollockEdward VincentPaymasterBrisbanelink
RocksPatrickLieutenant
RogersJohn?Brisbane
RutledgeHarold MoretonSub-LieutenantBrisbane
SavageGeorgeLieutenant
ShaleJohn FrederickEngineer
SmithSydney Mercerlate 1850'sNavigating Lieutenantlink
SmithSidney Hugh HollandSub-Lieutenant
SouthJames HodderLieutenantBrisbane
StephensCharles ThomasSub-LieutenantCairns
StewartJohn MarcusSub-Lieutenant
StoneGeorgeW/OTownsville ?
SturtRobertSub-Lieutenant
SwallowThomas Fulton Lieutenant
TaylorFrancis PringleLieutenantBrisbanelink

TickellFrederick7/3/185719/9/1919CommandantBrisbanelink
WadeNewtonMedical Officer
WardJohn WhittakerSub-LieutenantBrisbane
WeatherillWilliam JohnCommander
WiddupErnestlink
WilliamsRobert Bryce RussellLieutenant
WilliamsFrederick GeorgeChaplainTownsville
WilsonJameslink
WrightHenry TownleyCaptain, CommandantBrisbanelink

Genealogy

It’s become a very popular, and fascinating, hobby to investigate our family histories. In the course of doing so, many people have come across links with Gayundah (or Paluma) which they’d like to share, and also seeking further information on relatives who did, or may have, served aboard these ships.

While I simply don’t have the time to investigate people’s family histories (and I’m sure no-one expects me to) I am very happy to read, and publish, your stories.

If you know from your research that you have a relative who served (or may have served) aboard these ships, I am very happy to include these details in the hope that some other site visitor may be able to shed some light !

Naturally this information also helps me in my own research on the ship and her crew.