Record of Conduct and Service (John Archibold Walker)
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; wallker, john archibold 5918
- 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 11/09/1913; Resigned November 1916; Re-joined 13/12/1916; Discharged 2/11/1923 (Police Strike)
WW1 service: Enlisted 10 November 1916; Discharged 12 December 1916, due to ill health of wife
- 20 May 2019 at 12:01PM