Record of Conduct and Service (Peter Thompson)
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; thompson, peter 5482
- 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: 27/05/1909; Granted leave of absence: August 1916; Re-joined ca. December 1919; Resigned 22/01/1923
WW1 service: Enlisted 7 September 1916; Highest rank: Private: Regiment: 13th Light Horse Regiment and 5th Field Artillery Brigade; Fate: Returned to Australia 1 July 1919; Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
- 15 Apr 2019 at 2:52PM