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Record of Conduct and Service (James William Chanter)

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; chanter, james william 5849
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 27/02/1913; Leave without pay: 22/02/1916; Rejoined 18/03/1919; Discharged 1/11/1923 (Police Strike)

WW1 service: Enlisted 21 February 1916; Highest rank: Corporal; Regiment: 21st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement; Fate: Returned to Australia 20 October 1918
Last updated
27 Aug 2018 at 1:47PM