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Record of Conduct and Service (David Harrison Hellings)

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; hellings, david harrison 5878
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 29/05/1913; Dismissed 10/8/1917 for false representations

WW1 service: Enlisted 18 June 1917; Highest rank: Private; Regiment: 60th Infantry Battalion, 9th Reinforcement; Fate: returned to Australia 31 March 1919
Last updated
19 Mar 2018 at 2:02PM