Treacy, Alfred Martin OBE (Paymaster-Captain, b.1869 - d.1938)

Accession Number MSS2171
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet; 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Swinden, Gregory James
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 2012
Access Open
Conflict China, 1900-1901 (Boxer Uprising)
First World War, 1914-1918
Period 1900-1909
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the naval service of Paymaster-Captain Alfred Martin Treacy, OBE. Consists of a 10 page biography, with supporting documents, titled 'Alfred Martin Treacy (1869 - 1938); Father of the RAN Supply Branch' written by Commander Greg Swinden . Includes an overview of PAYR CAPT Treacy's service with the Victorian Navy (1894-1901), the Commonwealth Naval Forces (1901-1911) and the Royal Australian Navy (1911-1922). Treacy served with the Victorian Naval Contingent during the Boxer Rebellion. Following his return to Australia in 1901, Treacy served almost continuously as the Paymaster in HMCS Cerberus until the formation of the Royal Australian Navy in 1911, at which time he was sent to England for further training. When the First World War commenced in August 1914, Treacy was 45 years old and deemed too old to serve at sea. He was appointed to the position of Director of Naval Stores, Victualling and Contracts for the duration of the war, a position he remained in until 1920. At the end of the war Treacy was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire (OBE) 'For distinguished services as Director of Naval Stores, Victualling and Contracts'. Alfred Treacy retired from the RAN in early 1922 after 28 years of full time service.