First Naval Member - Rear-Admiral Sir William
Cresswell, KCMG, RAN, had a fine career record.
Second Naval Member - Captain Arthur Gordon
Third Naval Member - Engineer- Captain W.
Clarkson, CMG, RAN, (to be completed)
These three gentlemen were responsible to the then
Minister for Defense, Senator E. D. Millen.
Senator E. D. Millen's
position was taken by Senator, the Honourable George
F. Pearce, who was re-elected to the cabinet in the
second Fisher Labour Government, formed after the double
dissolution of August 1914.
George Edwin Patey, KCMG, KCVO, RN - Flag Officer of
the Australian Squadron in HMAS Australia, was
Commander-in-Chief, Royal Australian Fleet, 1913 - 15.
(he delayed the expedition to Port Moresby ('Berrima')
while he escorted the New Zealand force to Samoa)
Holmes, CMG, DSO, VD - Commander of the Australian
Naval and Military Expeditionary Force.
Collings Taswell GLOSSOP, CB, RN, - HMAS Sydney.
Later promoted to Vice-Admiral.