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Record of Conduct and Service (William Taylor Pawley)

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; pawley, william taylor 5743
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: Enlisted 18/04/1912; Discharged 18/08/1914; Re-instated 29/09/1916; Retired 29/11/1951; Highest rank: Inspector

WW1 service: Enlisted 18 August 1914; Highest rank: Private; Regiment: 7th Australian Infantry Battalion; Fate: Returned to Australia 19 March 1916; Medals: 1914/1915 Star, British War and Victoria Medals
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7 Jan 2019 at 2:13PM