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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

Detective

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 )

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre November 1970?  to  ? ? 1991 = 21 years Service

Police Awards:   National Medal – granted 2 November 1988

Born:   22 October 1946

NASHOS

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.

Rank:                                Private

Date of birth:                ?

Place of birth:               ?

Date of intake:              ?

NS Training:                  ?

Follow Up Training:   ?

Basic Training:             ?

Next of Kin:                    ?

Medals:                            ?

Died on:   Monday  27 August 2018

Age:  71

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:   ?

 

Back Row left to right Ron James - Joe Richards - Buster McLennan ( from Wilcannia.Was in Police in mid 70's & was stationed in 10 Division (Rose Bay). Didn't like the city, so Resigned and moved back to family property at Wilcannia. ) - Peter Cinitis - Don Forsyth - Dave Stuart / Stewart - Carey Johnson - Peter Whitfield @ Soapy - Ian MckenzieBottom left to right Gordon Fraser (HWP ) - Dennis Burrows - Bob Barton?(not police) - ? Nowlan (not police )- Geoff Mobbs - Charlie Fisher - Wayne Ison ( Wilcannia & Ivanhoe, Forster )Taken at Turf Oval, Broken Hill around 1975 - 76

Lynette N Dennis Burrows         Back To Barrier
October 7, 2016 ·
Back Row left to right Ron James – Joe Richards – Buster McLennan ( from Wilcannia.Was in Police in mid 70’s & was stationed in 10 Division (Rose Bay). Didn’t like the city, so Resigned and moved back to family property at Wilcannia. ) – Peter Cinitis – Don Forsyth – Dave Stuart / Stewart – Carey Johnson – Peter Whitfield @ Soapy – Ian Mckenzie         Bottom left to right Gordon Fraser (HWP ) – Dennis Burrows – Bob Barton?(not police) – ? Nowlan (not police ) – Geoff Mobbs – Charlie Fisher – Wayne Ison ( Wilcannia & Ivanhoe, Forster ) Taken at Turf Oval, Broken Hill around 1975 – 76

 

 

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

 

 

 Funeral location


FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

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

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Published in The Newcastle Herald on Sept. 1, 2018

http://tributes.theherald.com.au/obituaries/theherald-au/obituary.aspx?n=carey-thomas-johnson&pid=190092871&fhid=31483

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.

Russell Durrant

Honorary Secretary
Nelson Bay RSL

sbsecretary@nelsonbayrsl.com.au

http://www.1rar.asn.au/news/12725/

 

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

Homeward Bound

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.’

http://6rarassociation.com/vale.htm

 

September 3, 2018
May you rest in peace – you will always be in our hearts and fondest memories.
Will miss your cheery nature and the educational stories of your life experiences
September 3, 2018

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/theherald-au/carey-thomas-johnson-condolences/190092871?&eid=viewgb

 

Barry Blanchette – NSW FALLEN POLICE
I remember Carey telling me he was walking downhill at Long Tan. It had been raining and the rubber trees appeared to be glistening. Unfortunately it was not the rubber trees but the NVA & their weapons.
He was wounded and laid for quite some time before being extracted. RIP.

 

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