David John Harrower J.P.

9th Infantry Brigade AIF


George Mitsis AWM and David John Harrower


Gunner: 21055066 David John HARROWER. J.P.

Born: 11th November 1959. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Married: 21st June 1986. Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

Wife: Carryn Louise Harrower. nee: Meredith.


Father: Lieutenant Colonel: NX257323 Kenneth George Harrower. ED JP

Mother: Dorothy Emma Harrower. nee: Knight


David John Harrower enlisted with 28 Battery, 7th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery in March 1976 at South Creek Road, Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia. Gunner served as No:2 on No:2 Gun; M2 A2 105ml Howitzer with Sergeant "T.C." Williams.

M2-A2 105 Howitzer

7th Field Regiment Singleton N.S.W.

1977 Singleton Camp

7th Field Regiment Association

Joined the New South Wales Department of Corrective Services in October 1990 at Long Bay. Worked at Long Bay, Maitland Gaol, Tomogo Periodic Detention Centre, Cessnock Correctional Centre, Brewarrina (Yetta Dhinnikal) Centre, Grafton Correctional Centre. Currently at Cessnock Correctional Centre.

On the 8th of December 2011 the Coolabah Road between Coolabah and Brewarrina was renamed the Athur Hall VC Way. Arthur Hall's medals were on display from the Australian War Memorial. (photo above) George Mitsis from the AWM and myself at the dedication.

Arthur Hall Vc Dedication Invitiation

Sergeant: 2631 Arthur Charles HALL.V.C.

In 2004 nominated William FREEMAN to receive the Order of Australia which he receieved in the Australia Day Honors List 2006.

Masonic Square

* Awarded the Centenary Medal on the 1st of January 2001 for service to New South Wales Corrections, particuarly Periodic Detention.


Nominations for the Centenary Medal were made by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. An independent council assessed the nominations put forward. A total of 15, 838 medals were issued. These included close to 1,400 medals awarded to Australian centenarians.

Centenery Medal Warrant

The Centenary Medal was awarded to:

General list – people who served Australia, for example community volunteers, and those whose achievements in science, research or the arts made a notable impact at a national or international level. Centenarians - Australians who lived through our first century of federation. That is, those Australian citizens born on or before 31 December 1901 and who lived to celebrate the centenary of federation on 1 January 2001. Government and judicial officer holders – to celebrate the Australian system of government. Each recipient received a personalised warrant accompanying his or her medal. The award does not carry post-nominal entitlements.

Medal design

Centenary Medal - front and back Designed by Balarinji, Sydney, the medal features a seven-pointed Commonwealth Star representing the six Australian states, with the seventh point representing Australia's territories. At the centre of the star is an Indigenous styling of Aboriginal traditions at the heart of the continent. Around the rim are 100 dots depicting 100 years of federation.

Medal Ribbon

The colours in the ribbon are crimson, which represents federation, and blue and gold for the beginning of the 21st century. The seven gold and red lines signify the states’ pathways to federation.

* Awarded the National Medal for combined 15 years long service withe the Armed Forces and the New South Wales Department of Corrective Services in 2003 and 1st Bar 2013.


The Governor-General awards the National Medal. Nominations are made by the chief officer of the nominee’s organisation. The chief officer of each approved organisation also administers the medal for that organisation. If you consider you are eligible for the National Medal contact your chief officer. The award recognises long service in approved organisations that protect life and property at some risk to their members. Many, but not all, eligible groups are uniformed. Fifteen years’ service is required to qualify. Clasps are available for each additional ten years’ service.

Medal design

The National Medal is a circular bronze medal ensigned with the Crown of St Edward. The front of the medal features the Commonwealth Coat of Arms in a recessed circle. The rim of the medal carries the inscription ‘The National Medal’. The back of the medal is plain. The medal was designed by Mr Stuart Devlin AO CMG.

Medal ribbon The 32 millimetre-wide ribbon features 15 alternating gold and blue vertical stripes.

* Awarded the Australian Defence Medal in 2007 for time served with the Australian Defence force.


The Australian Defence Medal is a circular medal comprised of cupro-nickel. The obverse features the Commonwealth Coat of Arms with a sprig of wattle with the top outer edge inscribed with the words ‘The Australian Defence Medal’. The reverse is ensigned with the Crown of St Edward and includes the words ‘For Service’, surrounded by a wreath of wattle.

Medal Ribbon

The ribbon colours include the black and red colour of the Flanders poppy and two white stripes to divide the red into three segments to denote the three services of the Australian Defence Force.

* Awarded the Long Service medal for 20 years service in 2010.


* Awarded the Long Service medal for 15 years service in 2005.


Honors and Awards

Leading Air Craftsman: 109696 in 1972. 30 Flight Manly.

Recruit: 2105506 in 1976. Ingleburn, N.S.W.

Recruit: 2105506 in 1976. Bardia Barracks, Ingleburn, N.S.W.

Prison Officer: 9038346 Anzac Day 1992.

Senior Correctional Officer: 9038346 Tomago PDC 1998.

Under Construction; 24/02/2007-8/11/2016.

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