Branch: British Army
John was born in Blackburn, England on January 4, 1891. He joined the British army in 1914 and served in France until he was wounded in action in 1916. On October 10, 1925, John married Florence Elizabeth Large. Shortly after their marriage, they came to Canada and settled in the Peace River area in 1926. John purchased a quarter section at SW 31-71-2-W6. He died on July 20, 1976 and was buried in the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 13