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Record of Conduct and Service (Charles Hartop Smith)

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; smith, charles hartop 5913
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 22/08/1913; Leave of absence Sep 1914; Re-appointed 14/05/1919; Retired 16/01/1940

WW1 service: Recalled by British authorities to serve as a Military Reservist; Regiment: 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment; Fate: Returned to Australia early 1919; Medals: Distinguished Service Medal
Last updated
18 Mar 2019 at 2:00PM