John Edwin RAPLEY
Late of Dee Why, NSW
Uncle to Jeff RAPLEY
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 104 with 169 members
( 163 males & 6 females – Class 104 & 104A )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 11552
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on ? July 1965
Probationary Constable- appointed 16 August 1965 ( Aged 29 years, 7 months & 11 days )
Constable – appointed 16 August 1966
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed 16 August 1974
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 February 1982
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?
Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?
Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?
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Service: From ? July 1965 to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 15 April 1981 ( SenCon )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 28 May 1992 ( Former Sgt )
Anniversary of National Service 1951 – 1972 Medal – granted 18 January 2002 ( Private )
Born: Sunday 5 January 1936
Died on: Thursday 30 July 2020 @ 2am
Age: 84 years, 6 months & 25 days
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( Due to current Govt. restrictions of the 4 square metre rule at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )
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( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 persons only at ‘Gatherings’, there won’t be an immediate Wake )
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 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 Edwin Rapley born 5th January 1936 and passed away at 2am 30th July 2020.
A Great Grandfather to Georgia and Jack ..
a Grandfather to Adam, Genevieve, James, Ben, Andrew, Matthew and William ..
Father to Steven and Daniel .. loving Husband to Nadine Rapley
.. brother to Max, Gwen, Don and Alan ..
and Uncle to Tim, Jeff Rey, Wayne, Nicole Swallow, Michael, Nathan, Kipling and Sean Rapley.
Loved and missed by daughter-in-law extraordinaire Gayle and family friend & my partner Georgie .. who have taken on looking after his sons and Nadine.
Steve Rapley 30 July 2020
This morning at 2:00am our late father’s younger brother John RAPLEY sadly passed away, leaving behind his beloved wife, our Aunty Nadine, sons Steve Rapley and Danny RAPLEY, and their extended families.
Uncle John is a former Police Officer as well and once worked as the Police Commissioner’s driver.
He attended my attestation parade all those years ago offering me sage advice, and he was always one to greet you with a big smile, a firm handshake and a kind word.
RIP Uncle John.
Our profound and sincere thoughts and condolences go out to our Northern Beaches cousins and dear Aunty left to grieve a wonderfully devoted and loving human being.
Jeff Rapley 30 July 2020