Record of Conduct and Service (Phillip O'Neill)
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'neill, phillip 5317
- 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 7/05/1907; Leave of absence September 1916; Resumed 16 September 1918; Discharged 3/11/1923 (Police Strike)
WW1 service: Enlisted 1 September1916; Highest rank: Lance Corporal; Regiment: Australian Veterinary Hospital; Fate: Returned to Australia 6 June 1918; Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
- 7 Jan 2019 at 4:34PM