John Edward AVERY
Late of ?
Brother of Donald Lester AVERY, NSWPF 7893 ( R.I.P. )
Police Training College – Penrith Class # 029 – 039
NSW Police Cadet # 1016
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 7975
Rank: Commenced Training as Police Cadet on 30 July 1952 ( aged 16 years, 6 months, 8 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed Saturday 22 January 1955 ( aged 19 years )( most probably was ‘Sworn In’ on Monday 23 Jan 1955 due to his birthday being on the weekend. )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 22 January 1966
Does appear in the 1968 Stud Book
Does NOT appear in the 1969 Stud Book
Final Rank = Senior Constable
Stations: ?, Police Recruitment Office – Police HQ – College St Sydney ( 1954 ), ?, South Coast District ( 1966 ) – Bega – Retirement / Resignation
Service: From 30 July 1952 to ? ? 1968? = 16 years Service
Awards: No Find on the Australian Honours system
Born: Wednesday 22 January 1936
Died on: Wednesday 18 March 2015
Age: 70 years, 1 month, 24 days
Cause: Heart attack ( 5 previously over 25 years )
Event location: Gosford Hospital, NSW
Event date: admitted to Hospital on Tuesday 17 March 2015
Funeral date: Thursday 26 March 2015
Funeral location: Greenways Chapel & Memorial Gardens, 460 Avoca Dve, Green Point, NSW
Funeral Parlour: ?
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( October 2020 )
JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace
John was working at the Police Recruitment Office, Police HQ in 1954 when his brother, Don Avery ( NSWPF # 7893 ), applied to join the NSWPF.
After transferring to, and working from, Bega Police Station, John left the employ of NSWPF ( Resigned / Retired ? ) and then became an Insurance Broker in late 1970s, or possibly early 1980s and later moved to Griffith, NSW.
Survived by his wife Noreen, and children Christoper, Alison, and Joanne, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Noreen subsequently died in Griffith in June 2018.
Her memorial service was 13 June 2018 at Griffith Ex Servicemans Club following private cremation.
Welcomed into the world on 22nd January, 1936, in Chatswood,
NSW, John Edward Avery was the youngest child born to Francis
Daniel and May Columbia Avery (nee Barnes). There was Joan,
Edna, Don, Frank and John and John is now survived by his brother,
Don. Their father’s occupation was given as a “coal
…A family friend, Alan Elworthy, to commence the Eulogy…
…Memories of John from his grandchildren…
John has had heart problems for many years. At the age of forty-
seven, he underwent quintuple by-pass surgery and then thirty years
later had a triple by-pass operation. John was one of those people
very attuned to his physical health and he managed his health
problems very well. His outlook was always positive, modest, stoical
and he never told anyone of any problems he had or suffered with.
Towards midday, on Tuesday, nine days ago, John realised that he
had a problem and so he called the ambulance to take him to the
Gosford District Hospital. Sadly, in spite of the best efforts of the
medicos, he was not able to recover and it was there at Gosford, John
Edward Avery, aged seventy-nine years, very suddenly and un-
expectedly departed this life on Wednesday, 18th March, 2015.
He will be very sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. It
is a great debt we owe to men like John Avery for he was a man who
volunteered and was prepared to sacrifice his life in the military
services of this country. John also good and faithfully served the
citizens of NSW in the NSW Police Force for a period of sixteen years.