Name: Henry George Elston
Known as: –
Date of Birth: 1862
Place of Birth: Clapham, Surrey, England.
Date of Death: late 1923
Place of Death: likely Brisbane.
Cause of Death: –
Buried: Wednesday 2nd January 1924 at Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane.
Rank & Details: Mate, Gayundah
Henry Elston’s funeral notice appeared in the Courier Mail on 1st January 1924, where he is recorded as “mate of the gunboat Gayundah”.
He possibly emigrated to Queensland on the Dacca in 1886.
His daughter’s marriage certificate (dated 1890) gives his occupation as “drayman”.
The assumption is that his naval service commenced in Queensland around the turn of the century.
Note: In some documents pertaining to his genealogy he is recorded as “Elstone” rather than Elston. The latter is correct.