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Record of Conduct and Service (Albert Arthur Russell)

From the Collection of Victoria Police Museum Mezzanine Level World Trade Centre Siddeley Street Docklands Victoria

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world war 1, 1914-1915; victoria police; russell, albert arthur 6050
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 28/10/1914; Granted leave October 1915; Resumed duties September 1919; Discharged 1/11/1923 (Police Strike)

WW1 service: Enlisted 2 October 1915; Highest rank: Gunner; Regiment: 4th Field Artillery Brigade; Fate: Returned to Australia 3 May 1919; Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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