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

SwallowThomas Fulton Lieutenant
SturtRobertSub-Lieutenant
StoneGeorgeW/OTownsville ?
StewartJohn MarcusSub-Lieutenant
StephensCharles ThomasSub-LieutenantCairns
SouthJames HodderLieutenantBrisbane
SmithSydney Mercerlate 1850'sNavigating Lieutenantlink
SmithSidney Hugh HollandSub-Lieutenant
SmithA PChief Steward
ShaleJohn FrederickEngineer
SavageGeorgeLieutenant
RutledgeHarold MoretonSub-LieutenantBrisbane
RogersJohn?Brisbane
RocksPatrickLieutenant
PollockEdward VincentPaymasterBrisbanelink
PhillipsWilliam
PethebridgeSamuel AugustusCommander
Penny John Alexander CairnsLieutenantMaryborough
PennefatherCharles Edward de FonblanqueCaptain
PemberEdwardWarrant OfficerTownsville
NisbotThomasSub-LieutenantTownsville
NicolsonRobert Bruce31/05/183819/03/1893First Engineerlink
NellWLeading StokerBrisbane
NeilsonTrevor CottierSub-LieutenantBrisbane
MudfordWilliamChief Gunner
MorryH JLeading StokerBrisbane
MorleyETorpedo coxswainBrisbane
MoretonAlgernon HowardSub-LieutenantMaryborough
MilesHarry BendaStorekeeperBrisbanelink
MeekRobert AugustusSurgeonBrisbane
McLayCharlesLieutenantBrisbane
MayH J?Brisbane
Marshall?
MalcolmWLeading StokerBrisbane
MalcolmAChief Petty OfficerBrisbane
MacqueenW SChaplainBrisbane
MackenzieColin CampbellLieutenant
MacartneyGeorge WilliamSurgeon
LewisWQuartermasterBrisbane
Lee BryceWilliam MillerLieutenant
LeeFrancis George`Lieutenant
KortunHelmuth Axel Frederick BernhardMedical Officer
KnowlesAlfred RichardWarrant OfficerMaryborough
KnowlesGeorgeSurgeonCairns
KilnerHaroldSub-Lieutenant
KeenRobertLieutenant
KebbellWaltonStaff SurgeonBrisbane
Kearne (or Keane?)PatrickWarrant OfficerMackay
JunnerAlexanderLieutenantBrisbane
JoyJohn DempseyLieutenant
JossGeorgeWarrant Officer
JonesGeorge JohnWarrant OfficerRockhampton
JohnstonThomas LawLieutenant
JohnThompsonSurgeon, Sergeant Major
HurfordWilliamLieutenant
HumeWalter Cunningham18401921Lieutenantlink
HowittJames ParkerEngineer
HessionCharles Thomaslink
HeskethSpenser Bold23/04/18535/12/1903LieutenantBrisbanelink
HayesEdwardW/OTownsville?
HawkesClaude SomervilleSurgeonBrisbane
HarrisWilliamSub-LieutenantBrisbane
HarringtonHubert ErnestSub-LieutenantMaryborough
HamiltonJohn ReidSub-Lieutenant
GreerGeorge SamuelWarrant OfficerBrisbane
GreavesWGunnery InstructorBrisbane
GreadyJChief BoatswainBrisbane
GrayCharles GeorgeLieutenant
GrantWilliam George14/12/1895Townsvillelink
GrahlJamesLieutenant
GradyJWarrant OfficerBrisbane
FrancisThomas WilliamLieutenantBundaberg
FosterWQuartermasterBrisbane
FisherWalterSurgeon
FearnleyJohn GillettLieutenantCairns
FawcettJohn JacobLieutenant
EyreHenry CornwallLieutenant
EyreWalter MorrisLieutenant
ElstonHenry George18621923Mate
Eastaughfee FrederickLieutenant
DrakeWaltonCaptainBrisbanelink
DouglasAlexander DCommander
DoleJosephWarrant OfficerBrisbane
DillAlbert LuciusChief Engineer
CurtisGeorge Arthur HamiltonLieutenantBrisbane
CreswellWilliam Rooke18521933Captain, CommandantBrisbanelink
CowieAlfredLieutenant
ConwayJohn
ClarkeFrederick James18651920Petty Officerlink
BlakeWilliam Henrypre 18671901-1906Chief GunnerTownsville, Brisbanelink
ChesterHenry MarjoribanksLieutenant
CampbellRobertSub-Lieutenant
CampbellArthurWarrant OfficerBrisbane
CameronWaverley FletherCommander
CameronStuart WilliamSub-LieutenantBrisbane
ButcherJoseph EdwardLieutenant
BrockwayArchibald BirtStaff SurgeonBrisbane
BrennanMW/O Boatswain Brisbane
BoydWilliam Alexander JenynsLieutenant
BowenRowland GriffithSub-LieutenantBrisbane
BoultEdward JamesLieutenant
BondThomas ArthurSub-LieutenantBrisbane
BloomfieldDanuel GeorgeWarrant OfficerBrisbane
BlackboroEdwin AdolphusSub-LieutenantBrisbane
BeresfordJoseph Arthur HamiltonLieutenantBrisbanelink
BenwellHugh P HLieutenant
BennettWilliam SellarsSub-LieutenantRockhampton
BennetThomas18261915Commander, EngineerBrisbanelink
BartlettStephenWarrant OfficerBrisbanelink
BarrowJacklink
BarnettGeorge BenjaminLieutenantBrisbane
BarnesAlfred AllenChief EngineerBrisbane
BarclayJohnChief EngineerBrisbane
AugustesenJens Neilsen186417/02/1940Petty OfficerBrisbane / Thursday Islandlink
AckersWilliam ArcherLieutenant
Pirie?Captain
KeanePActing Gunner and Instructor

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.