Record of Conduct and Service (Charles Highland)
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; highland, charles 5238
- 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 15/02/1906; Took leave of absence July 1915; Resumed duties 22/03/1920; Retired 12/04/1938; Highest rank: Senior constable
WW1 service: Enlisted 20 July 1915; Highest rank: Private; Regiment: Australian Army Provost Corps; Fate: Returned to Australia 20 February 1920; Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals
- 19 Nov 2018 at 11:29AM