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 3/04/1911; Discharged 19/08/1914 WW1 service: an Imperial Reservist who was recalled into the British Expeditionary Forces; Highest rank: Lance Serjeant; Regiment: 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards; Fate: Killed in action, France, 27 August 1918; Medals: Military Medal

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Official document