Regimental Number: 20445
Branch: 10th Battalion
John was born in Workington, England on May 20, 1894. It is unknown when he first came to Canada. He enlisted in the Canadian Army at Valcartier on September 23, 1914. On April 22, 1915, John received gunshot wounds to his chest and lung while reconnoitering at Ypres. He was discharged on January 4, 1916 as a result of his injuries. In 1920, John came to the South Peace and filed on SE 24-78-5-W6 and SW 18-78-4-W6. On May 15, 1935, John married Anne Kuznerik. They had two children. John opened a general store in Rycroft in July of 1943. John died on February 18, 1945 and was buried in the Spirit River cemetery.