Record of Conduct and Service (John Thomas O'Donnell)
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; o'donnell, john thomas 5673
- 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 28/09/1911; Leave grated 16/09/1915; Returned to duty 1/09/1919; Discharged 2/11/1923 (Police Strike)
WW1 service: Enlisted 7 September 1915; Highest rank: Sapper; Regiment: 5th Field Company, Australian Engineers; Fate: Returned to Australia 1 July 1919; Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
- 7 Jan 2019 at 4:33PM