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Record of Conduct and Service (Reuben Pierce Penna)

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, penna, reuben pierce 5629
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: Joined 03/04/1911; Discharged 08/09/1914; Re-appointed 04/01/1922; Died 24/11/1923 from injuries received when hit by a tram

WW1 service: Enlisted 7 September 1914; Highest rank: Captain; Regiment: Australian Provost Corps; Fate: Discharged 3 January 1920; Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals
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7 Jan 2019 at 2:38PM