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Record of Conduct and Service (Stanley James Speed)

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; speed, stanley james 6058
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; Leave of absence August 1915; Re-joined 29 July 1919; Retired 22/07/1945

WW1 service: Enlisted 3 August 1915; Highest rank: Lance Corporal; Regiment: 4th Division Traffic Control; Fate: Returned to Australia 23 March 1919; Medals: Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
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18 Mar 2019 at 2:52PM