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 2/03/1903; Granted leave without pay 1/09/1916; Resumed duties 6/08/1919; Retired 23/01/1941; Highest rank: Sergeant WW1 service: Enlisted 5 May 1916; Highest rank: Lance Sergeant; Regiment: 3rd Australian Divisional Ammunition Column; Fate: Returned to Australia 8 May 1919; Medals: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals

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Official document