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 5/02/1909; Granted extended leave without pay: 9/08/1915
WW1 service: Enlisted: 26 July 1915; Highest rank: Sergeant; Regiment: 21st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement; Fate: Killed in action, France, 19 July 1915; Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal