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 24/06/1912; Discharged 6/07/1916; Re-joined: 17/03/1919; Retired 20/11/1950; Highest rank: Inspector
WW1 service: Enlisted 30 June 1915; Highest rank: 2nd Lieutenant; Regiment: 29th Battalion, Headquarters Staff; Fate: Returned to Australia 9 December 1918; Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal