When the First World War broke out, Australian men from all backgrounds and professions were called to serve their country. Members of the Victorian Police force were some of the first to answer the call with twenty men joining the first convoy of soldiers who left Australian shores in October 1914. Over the course of four long years, one hundred and thirty-eight Victorian Police enlisted from stations across the state. Of these, twenty-seven lost their lives. Whilst the fate of each man was different, a deep commitment to protecting and serving the public was common to all.
Victoria Police service: Joined 28/10/1914; Leave of absence: August 1915; Resumed duties 12/11/1919; Retired 10/06/1948
WW1 service: Enlisted : 3 August 1915; Highest rank: Driver; Regiment: Australian Provost Corp; Fate: Returned to Australia 2 August 1919; Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal