Record of Conduct and Service (Thomas William Miles)
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; miles, thomas william 5087
- 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 12/05/1903; Granted leave of absence 23/09/1915; Resumed duties 18/10/1919; Discharged 29/11/1929 due to ill health
WW1 service: Enlisted 24 September 1915; Highest rank: Sergeant; Regiment: 23rd Battalion; Fate: Returned to Australia 11 May 1919; Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
- 10 Dec 2018 at 11:48AM