Callister, John Walter

Regimental Number: 231103
Rank: Private
Branch: 202nd (Sportsman’s) Battalion

John was born in Marown on the Isle of Man on February 27, 1883. He and his wife Gertrude Kate came to Canada in 1908; John filed on a homestead at NE 36-73-5-W6 in 1915. In March of 1916, John enlisted in the Canadian army, but he was discharged on November 7 of that year because of a tumor on his inner right knee. Gertrude died on August 2, 1941; John was later remarried to Martha Gudlaugson on April 27, 1943. The couple eventually moved to Vancouver Island, where John died in March of 1968.

Sources: Fonds 262; Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 156