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Bernard Tyrone JEWELL


Bernard Tyrone JEWELL

AKA  Tony, TJ

Late of Wentworth, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  137

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  16062

Rank:  Commenced Training as at Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 17 December 1973

“Officially”, in the Stud Books, he was ‘Sworn In’ on Monday the 17 December 1973 with the rest of Class 137 – which made him ( on the Monday ) 35 years & 2 days old. TJ, unofficially, would have been ‘Sworn in’ on Friday 14 December ( 1 day before his 35th birthday ) – as you were not allowed to be ‘over’ 35 before becoming a Probationary Constable in those days.

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 14 December 1978

Senior Constable – appointed 14 December 1982 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Final Rank?

Stations?, Regent St, Police Solo Cyclist ( Sydney ), West Wyalong ( HWP ), Wentworth & Dareton ( GDs 1981 – 94 ) – Retirement

Service:  From ? pre December 1973   to   31 August 2000  =  27 years Service


Service name:    1st/19th Bushman Rifles. AN INFANTRY UNIT, in Sydney NSW Australia

Service number: ?

Rank: ?

Date of birth: ?

Place of birth: ?

Date of intake: ?

NS Training: ?

Follow Up Training: ?

Basic Training: ?

Next of Kin: ?

Medals: ?


AwardsNational Medal – granted 28 May 1990 ( SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 24 March 2000 ( Sgt )


Born:  Thursday  15 December 1938

Died onWednesday  15 April 2020

Age81 years, 4 months

Cause: Heart attack at home

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location?  ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 10 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )


Future Wake location? TBA ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 2 persons only at ‘Gatherings’,  there won’t be an immediate Wake )

Future Wake date: ( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )


Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2020 )

Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ, Tony JEWELL

TJ is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO



May they forever Rest In Peace



A Heart felt message from Karly Jewell to her ‘Dad’.

My Dad
As most of you know I grew up with my grandparents; they were my mum and dad to me, from day one and that’s what I called them always and I was a proud daughter.

This morning at 4am TJ, my dad, and my only hero, hung his guitar up for the last time.

I’m beyond broken. My whole world is empty without you Dad.

I felt a river flowing from my heart that I will one day learn to hold back but for now I can’t do that.

I did not wish to write anything but I have received beautiful messages from friends, and our family friends, sharing memories and sending love.

I just couldn’t bring myself to see these words written.

I do thank you all for your love and support.

Mars is taking me home to Dads; to our family home, as I need to be there to feel close to him and when I can I will hold him one last time to tell him I love him – I’ll love him forever and I know we will find each other in our next journey.

My father, my life teacher, my inspiration, my everything and my heart.

I can’t talk to anyone and won’t be taking calls as you will all understand I need some time.

I do thank you for your all your support and caring in this time of need.

Dad I don’t know many girls that could do this, but as I make my way home to you, I’m proud to say, as I look out beyond these tears, I can just about name every tree along the way because you’d teach me every tree you had ever painted and could always see the beauty in them and so do I Dad .

I was proud to be the daughter of a real hero, the greatest father the greatest person I knew.



From BJ & Dollie:

It’s a very sad day today! My father Tony Jewell passed away at approximately 4am this morning.. Just thought I would let everyone that knew him, know. RIP TJ xox

He was a member of the 1st/19th Bushman Rifles. AN INFANTRY UNIT. in Sydney NSW Australia.

He was also a member of the NSW Police force for almost 30 years.

Thank you for yours service.







Love and miss you! your Partner Janice… Dad and Pop and father in law to: Wayne and Linda, Dennis and Sandy, Brian and Dollie, Jenny, Carmen, Karly and Mars, Annie and Karl, Matt, Ryan, Jack and Taylor, Kirsten and Connor, Hollie, Tom, Jake Amie, Sam,Bonnie,Finn, Lexie, Amity, Aurora and Isla.

You will be missed forever in our hearts..




Some of the many messages from friends:


Milt MacFarlane I’ll get my “Hand Written” book he signed and sent me, out today and read a few poems…it was only a few weeks ago that I met up with Peter Ohlsen, the son of Bill, who didn’t know it was a poem by Tony my favourite “Decent Steel” of his dad only a song, so I sent Peters daughter an email photo of it…the last verse sums Tony up too
“His hands where knurled like Ironbark and just as hard I’d say
He’d show the young blokes, how a Bushmans earns his pay
In years to come, they might look back, and history might reveal
That men who loved as good as Tone, where made from decent steal”
Alisha Smith RIP Tony a great writer of many songs. I have a few in my collection and some words.
Condolences to all Tonys family.
Steven J Behsmann Tony and I joined at the same time ( NSWPF ) in December, 1973 – Class 137

Paul Wynne is with Sandy Benson at Pinelodge Prospect.

It’s a very sad day today! I have been advised by Maurie Whitton that our Classmate from 137 of 1973, Tony Jewell passed away at approximately 4am this morning. Tony was a unique individual. He was sworn in on the Friday before our Monday Attestation Parade as he turned 35 on the Sunday. In those years you had to be under 35. I believe he was also a member of the 1st/19th Bushman Rifles. He served the NSW Police Force in country locations for about 30 years. He was an accomplished poet and musician who wrote for Slim Dusty who recorded his numbers.

I, like all who knew him, will miss him.

R.I.P. Brother.


Garry Nowlan Sad to hear about Tony Jewell. We both joined The Job in ’73, I was just one Class before in 136. First met him in Sydney around ’75 as a Police Solo Cyclist. Then I transferred out to Broken Hill HWP, and some years later caught up with Tony again when he came out to Wentworth/Dareton on GD’s. They were great times when we all worked hard and played hard. He was a top bloke and great Country Copper.


Bruce Taylor Brian, from the number of comments it shows you how much Tony was liked and respected, I will miss him.
I spent many years working with him at Wentworth, Dareton and Buronga and would enjoy a cuppa with him at ‘smoko’ time Sincere condolences to you and your family, Tony was a man to be admired and respected, I guess the ‘Bitumen has finally reached Pooncarie’



Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ
Fresh from the Police Academy

Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ

Slim Dusty, Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ, Tony JEWELL, Slim Dusty, Karly Jewell & Tony Jewell The day the Bitumen met Pooncarie
Slim Dusty, Karly Jewell & Tony Jewell The day the Bitumen met Pooncarie

Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ, Tony JEWELL

Karly Jewell with Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ, Tony JEWELL

Karly Jewell with Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ, Tony JEWELL

Karly Jewell with Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ, Tony JEWELL

Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ
City of Sydney RSL


Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ

Bernard Tyrone JEWELL AKA Tony, TJ









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