Regimental Number: 3208868
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment
John was born in Tofield, Alberta on January 2, 1896. He came to the Peace country with his family in 1912 and filed on a homestead at NW (NE) 13-74-8-W6. John was drafted in 1918 but served only in England. In 1922, he married Gertrude Fredland; the couple had four children. John continued farming until he retired in 1965, though he and Gertrude continued to live on the farm after his retirement. John died in Grande Prairie on April 13, 1978 and was buried in the Northfield cemetery.
Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 241-244; Centennial Celebration Edson Trail p. 113; La Glace: Yesterday and Today p. 245-246; The Northfield Settlement p. 50