Record of Conduct and Service (Samuel James Williams)
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; williams, samuel james 5877
- 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 29/05/1913; Discharged 8/06/1915; Reinstated 22/08/1918; Retired 23/08/1951; Highest rank: Superintendent
WW1 service: Enlisted 10 June 1915; Highest rank: Sergeant; Regiment: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment; Fate: Returned to Australia 28 December 1917; Medals: Military Medal
- 20 May 2019 at 1:36PM