- Weston, Bert E.
- Biographies and personal histories
- RAN Ships
- HMAS Perth I, HMAS Moresby I
- June 1982 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
She was then towed to Sydney for repair and eventual restoration to service.
In 1943 he built a 100′ wharf at Meadowbank on Parramatta River which is still in use; his team of four soldiers employed on the job comprised a sleeper cutter, a bank teller, a tram conductor and a grocer.
When in 1944 Admiral Fraser brought the British Pacific Fleet into Sydney Harbour preparatory to moving north against Japan much ships’ floating equipment was offloaded and left behind for repair, mooring and maintenance. In furtherance of this Lieut. Weston was charged with the construction and operation of a marine slipway at Meadowbank and was soon in command of a mosquito fleet of picquet boats, motor lifeboats and barges together with a care and maintenance detachment of Royal Marines.
From the family vault, high on the slopes of Waverley cemetery, marine officer and army officer George Johnston keeps eternal watch over the patch of ocean which finally carried him into Sydney Harbour and across which, for almost two centuries since, ships of war have borne so many of his naval descendants, and continue to do so.