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Record of Conduct and Service (Richard James Clinnick)

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; clinnick, richard james 4989
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 7/02/1902; Leave of absence August 1915; Re-joined 18/05/1919; Retired 3/12/1931

WW1 service: Enlisted: 16 August 1915; Highest rank: Sergeant; Regiment: 8th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement; Fate: Returned to Australia: 20 Nov 1919; Medals: Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
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27 Aug 2018 at 4:46PM