Carey Thomas JOHNSON
Late of Lemon Tree Passage – formerly of Newcastle
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class 125
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 14375
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 27 November 1970
Constable 1st Class – appointed 27 November 1975
Sergeant – appointed 2 May 1986
Senior Sergeant – appointed 21 June 1989
Final Rank = ?
Stations: ?, Manly DLEB, Chatswood ( early 1970’s ), Broken Hill ( 1975 ), Wallsend ( 1985 – 88 )
Service: From ? ? pre November 1970? to ? ? 1991 = 21 years Service
Police Awards: National Medal – granted 2 November 1988
Born: 22 October 1946
Service name: Army – 1RAR
Service number: 215887
Service: Vietnam from 29 December 1965 – 4 June 1966 – 1RAR. Then 6RAR & was WIA ( Wounded In Action ) at the Battle of Long Tan. Returned to Australia 5 November 1966. He did a 2nd Tour with 8RAR from 17 November 1969 until 16 July 1970.
Date of birth: ?
Place of birth: ?
Date of intake: ?
NS Training: ?
Follow Up Training: ?
Basic Training: ?
Next of Kin: ?
Died on: Monday 27 August 2018
Cause: “possibly” Dementia ?
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Tuesday 4 September 2018 @ noon
Funeral location: Pettigrew Funerals, The Chapel, 3 Harris St, Wallsend
Wake location: will be held after the service at the
Memories Function Centre.
4 Charles Street, part of the same complex
Funeral Parlour: Pettigrew Family Funerals – 49511166
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial located at: ?
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May they forever Rest In Peace
JOHNSON, CAREY THOMAS
Late of Lemon Tree Passage formerly of Newcastle
Passed peacefully 27th August 2018
Aged 71 years
Dearly loved husband of Jill, father and grandfather of Leisa McMahon, Steven Johnson, Jason Turner, Adrian Turner and their families.
Family and friends of CAREY are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life to be held in The Chapel, Harris St, Wallsend, this TUESDAY 04/09/18 service commencing at 12noon. In lieu of flowers Donations to Calvary Mater Oncology Unit may be made at the service.
Forever In Our Hearts
Published in The Newcastle Herald on Sept. 1, 2018
Carey Johnson has passed away, RIP
Published Tue 28 Aug 2018
It is with regret that I inform you that 215887 Carey Thomas JOHNSON passed away Monday 27th August 2018.
Carey served with 1RAR in Vietnam 29.12.65 til 4.6.66, he was then posted to 6RAR and was WIA at the Battle of Long Tan. Returned to Australia 5.11.66.
He did at second tour with 8RAR 17.11.69 til 16.7.70
Funeral arrangements are unknown at this time.
Nelson Bay RSL
Pte Carey Thomas Johnson
Carey came to 6 RAR after having served 5 months with 1 RAR. He served with 5 Pl B Coy and was wounded while returning to Long Tan on 18 Aug 1966
Passed away 27/08/18
Tuesday 4th September 2018, 1200hrs.
Pettigrew Family Funerals, 12 Harris St Wallsend NSW 2287.
Followed by a Private Cremation
A wake will be held after the service at the
Memories Function Centre.
4 Charles Street, part of the same complex.
LEST WE FORGET
A Warrior’s Farewell
Go now and travel beyond the void
Seek the green column and when you meet
See once more those smiling faces
Hear again laughter and sounds of marching feet
No more the visions of the bloody past
Gone are the nightmares and lingering pain
Soon you will be home at long, long last
United with fallen comrades once again
And when the final roll is called
Another page of history complete
You will rest with brave spirits such as they
In a camp where you will find restful sleep
Go swiftly now and seek your past
Your duty done for all to tell
With pride of who and what you were
And now we bid you a fond farewell
George Mansford – December 2007
I saw the shooting star burning so bright
Falling, falling, fading and soon from sight
So distant and yet so near
In its wake, a soldier’s journey so very clear
Duty, sharing, caring, courage and sometimes fear
No longer a mortal in life’s short race
A contented spirit bound for home somewhere in distant space
This fiery trail I saw tonight marks a warrior’s farewell
Leaving behind another legacy of proud deeds to tell
George Mansford © April 2012
The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
Step forward now, Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?’
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear..
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgement of his God.
‘Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.’