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Record of Conduct and Service (Herbert Oscar Ritter)

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; ritter, herbert oscar 5808
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 29/08/1912; Resigned August 1914; Re-appointed 19/01/191; Retired 30/06/1946

WW1 service: Enlisted 20 August 1914; Highest rank: 2nd Lieutenant; Regiment: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion; Fate: Returned 3 March 1916; Medals: 1914/1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
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7 Jan 2019 at 2:56PM