Record of Conduct and Service (Joseph Leo Nelms)
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; nelms, joseph leo 6008
- 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 27/05/1914; Discharged 08/02/1915; Re-appointed 04/07/1919; Discharged 02/11/1923 (Police Strike)
WW1 service: Enlisted 10 February 1915; Highest rank: Sergeant; Regiment: 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion; Fate: Returned to Australia 19 February 1919
- 7 Jan 2019 at 11:19AM