Historical information

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 10/04/1911; Discharged 3/09/1914

WW1 service: Enlisted: 5 September 1914; Highest rank: Captain; Regiment: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment; Fate: Returned to Australia 15th January 1919.

Physical description

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