The Royal Australian Navy has trained its own officers since 1913 with 2015 marking one hundred years since training commenced at Jervis Bay.
In 1915 the Royal Australian Navy College moved from its temporary beginnings at Geelong to the new facilities at Captain's Point on the southern shores of Jervis Bay, New South Wales.
Young men, of only 13 years old joined as cadet midshipmen and began their Naval and academic training in the very remote, yet pristine environment.
One hundred years on, the College at HMAS Creswell is planning a celebration to coincide with the graduation of New Entry Officers' Course 52 on 17-18 June 2015.
Navy is looking for the descendants of the first three entry classes will be invited to the events, but we need to find out who you are!
The names of the initial College entrants are below. If you are able to identify as a descendant of any of the original trainees, or know of someone who might be a descendant of these young men, please contact Lieutenant Commander David Jones by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.B. Newman, E.A. Feldt, P.H. Hurst, A.J.B. Watts, E.B. Howells, F.E. Getting, L.L. Watkins, O.E. Albert, F.L. Larkins, E.S. Nurse, H.B. Vallentine, W.L. Reilly, H.B. Farncomb, J.C.D.Esdaile, J.A. Collins, H.A. Mackenzie, P.J. Kimlin, N.K. Calder, R.M.B. Long, C.A.R. Sadlier, G.W.T. Armitage, J Burnett, L.F. Gilling, E.S. Cunningham, H.A. Showers, H.J.J. Thompson, J.V.S. Lecky and A.D. Conder
G.A. Gould, R.C. Casey, F.H. Vail, H.H. Palmer, I.C.R. Macdonald, O.F.McMahon, R.C. Spenser, G.R. Evans, P.F. Dash, K. Dudley, C.C. Baldwin, H.M.L. Waller, J.F. Rayment, A.K. Baxendall, J.M. Armstrong, H.C.K. Melville, N.H. Hall, A.P. Cousin, R.V. Wheatley, P.C. Anderson, W.H. Thurlby, A.R. Hollingworth, A.H. Spurgeon, F.G.H. Bolt, A. Kelly, A.J.G. Tate, D.D. Aitken, G.T. Broadhurst, J.W. Morgan, L. J. Towers and L.E.Royston.
A.D. Cairns, A.S. Rosenthal, G.A. Hall, J.H.Walker, H.J. Barling, J.E. Hewitt, C.T.E. Willes, H.S. Chesterman, C.R.E. Childers, B.S. Hore, R. M. Rowlands, F. Townsend, S.T.M. Gower, E. C. Wackett, J.R. Miller, H.E. Carse, J.A.V. Nisbet, G.G. Carter, J. Abbott, R.R. Dowling, N.P. Morgan, D.P. Wines, R.B.A. Hunt, V.E. Kennedy, E.F. Selk, F.T. Rorke, J.H. Stapleton, L.A. Cusack, W.H. S. Rands, C.G. Little, D.J.H. Clarke.