Record of Conduct and Service (David Bird)
From the Collection of Victoria Police Museum Mezzanine Level World Trade Centre Siddeley Street Docklands Victoria
- Official document
- world war 1, 1914-1918; victoria police; bird, david 5432
- 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: 29/10/1908; Granted leave without pay: 19/07/1916
WW1 service: Enlisted: 26 July 1916; Highest rank: Lance Corporal; Regiment: 59th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement; Fate: Killed in action, Belgium, 26 September 1917; Medals: British War and Victory Medals
- 30 Oct 2017 at 10:21AM