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Record of Conduct and Service (Frederick John McCasker)

From the Collection of Victoria Police Museum Mezzanine Level World Trade Centre Siddeley Street Docklands Victoria

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world war 1, 1914-1918; victoria police; mccasker, frederick john 5712
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 28/12/1911; Took leave of absence February 1916; Resumed duties 1/11/1917; Discharged 2/11/1923 (Police Strike); Received Valour Badge

WW1 service: Enlisted 28 February 1916; Highest rank: Sergeant; Regiment: 3rd Pioneer Battalion; Fate: Returned to Australia 27 July 1917; Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals
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19 Nov 2018 at 2:24PM