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John Bernard DREW


John Bernard DREW

AKA John DREW, JD, Duncan, Drewy  

Late of Harland St, Inverell – formerly of Coffs Harbour, NSW 


“possible” relation in ‘the job’:   

K. T. E. DREW, NSWPF # 8538

Kenneth James DREW, NSWPF # 9187, Cadet # 1266

Colin Bernard DREW, NSWPF # 14905

Russell R. DREW, NSWPF # 16016

Robert Edward DREW, NSWPF # 16134  ( Brother to John Bernard DREW )

John Bernard DREW, NSWPF # 16639

David McMurray DREW, NSWPF # 16884

Bryan M. DREW, NSWPF # 22734 ( Brother to Russell Raymond DREW )

Kristy L. WALTERS, NSWPF # 28581



NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  144


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  16639


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 23 September 1974 ( aged 26 years, 6 months, 20 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 4 November 1974 ( aged 26 years, 8 months, 1 day )

Constable – appointed 4 November 1975

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed 4 November 1983

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank: = Leading Senior Constable 


StationsCampsie, Lakemba, Four Wheels Transport Section ( Superintendent Driver ), Coffs Harbour – Retired


Service: From   23 September 1974  to   ? ? ?  ? years Service


Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?


Awards:  National Medal – granted 15 November 1991 ( SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 10 August 2000 ( SenCon )


 Born:   Wednesday 3 March 1948

Died on:  Sunday  7 March 2021

Age:  73 years, 0 months, 4 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?


Cause:  Cancer ( type ? )

Event location:  Armidale Hospital, NSW 

Event date:  Diagnosed approximately 10 years earlier ( 2011 )


Funeral date:  Thursday 11 March 2021 @ 2pm

Funeral location: Uniting Church, Rivers St, Inverell, NSW



( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA 

( 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: Interred at Urunga Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Urunga, NSW – next to his parents 


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2022 )



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





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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John Bernard Drew “JD” “Duncan” “Drewy”
The relatives and friends of the late John Bernard Drew, also known as “JD”, “Duncan” and “Drewy”,
aged 73 years, late of Harland Street, Inverell and formerly of Coffs Harbour,
are respectfully informed that a funeral service for John will take place, this Thursday, 11th March, at the Uniting Church, Inverell, commencing at 2:00 pm, followed by Private Burial at the Urunga Cemetery.
At the families request and in honour of John’s memory, men, please wear a Hawaiian shirt or a loud & colourful tie and ladies, please wear bright coloured clothing to the Service.
Dearly loved husband of Cara, loving father & father-in-law of Jason, Jamie & Tyann, Renee & Anna, Emily & Ross and Vanessa & Dave, cherished granddad of Blake, Jake, Alyna, Dylan, Tayla, Milla and Shikayah and dear brother of Pam (deceased) and Robert “Bob”.


John, as a child, attended Inverell High School in the early 1960s and he resided in the Inverell Boys Hostel, NSW.


John Bernard DREW, John DREW
Inverell High School, Class 3D – 1963. John DREW – Back Row, 1st on left

John Bernard DREW, John DREW


Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.



26 April 2022



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