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: 28/10/1908; Granted leave without pay: 5/05/1917; Re-joined: 1/10/1919; Retired: 8/02/1946; Highest rank: Inspector

WW1 service: Enlisted: 10 May 1917; Highest rank: Corporal; Regiment: 38th Battalion; Fate: Returned to Australia 4 July 1919; Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory medals

Physical description

Official document