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Record of Conduct and Service (Frederick James Lawton)

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; lawton, francis james 5282
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 10/10/1906; Discharged 25/09/1914; Did not rejoin Victoria Police

WW1 service: Enlisted 25 September 1914; Highest rank: Lieutenant; Regiment: 14th Australian Army Service Corps; Fate: Returned to Australia 23 October 1918: Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals
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19 Nov 2018 at 11:46AM