John Stuart (Stewy) MCCULLOCH

MCCULLOCH, John Stuart

Service Number: 39462
Enlisted: 15 February 1968, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)
Born: Clydebank, Scotland, 13 January 1947
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Prison Officer
Died: Natural causes (Diabetes), Townsville, Queensland, 21 January 2006, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Woongarra Crematorium, Townsville, Qld
Memorials: North Queensland Garden of Remembrance (Townsville)
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Vietnam War Service

15 Feb 1968: Involvement Private, 39462, 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit, Vietnam ,

1 Australian Reinforcement Unit

15 Feb 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 39462
15 Feb 1968: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 39462, Melbourne, Victoria
14 Aug 1968: Involvement Private, 39462, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)
14 Aug 1968: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 39462

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Stewy was cremated at Woongarra Crematorium in Townsville. Part of his ashes are interred at Woongarra, while the remainder were returned to Edinburgh, Scotland by his good friend, Steve Saville, where they were scattered in a public park. Permission for the last remaining member of Stewy's family, his estranged brother, the infamous Tommy McCulloch ( serving a life sentence, to attend, was granted by the prison authorities in Scotland. Tommy chose not to take the short day-time leave of absence to avoid the gaze of any media who might get wind of it. Tommy hadn't seen his older brother for over 30 years.

Stewy lived the final 30 years of his life in Townsville. He retired due to ill-health from the Prison Service after 20 years in 1997.

Stewy is commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance at Townsville's ANZAC Strand Park Memorial.

R.I.P. old mate