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Record of Conduct and Service (John Richard Chamberlain)

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; chamberlain, john robert
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 3/02/1899; Granted leave without pay 1/09/1917; Re-joined 17/03/1919; Retired 3/08/1936; Highest rank: Sergeant

WW1 service: Enlisted 31 August 1917; Highest rank: Private; Regiment: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment; Fate: Returned to Australia 14 March 1919
Last updated
4 Jun 2018 at 2:51PM