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From the Collection of Victoria Police Museum Mezzanine Level World Trade Centre Siddeley Street Docklands Victoria

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world war 1, 1914-1918; victoria police; wright, arthur 5940
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 21/11/1913; Discharged 19/08/1914; Reinstated 26/08/1919; Retired 7/03/1940

WW1 service: Enlisted 17 August 1914; Highest rank: Private; Regiment: Australian Army Provost Corps; Fate: Returned to Australia 4 June 1919; Medals 1914/1915 Star, British War and Victory medals
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20 May 2019 at 1:49PM