Regimental Number: 6
Branch: Canadian Overseas Railway Construction Corps; Canadian Army Dental Corps
John was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 19, 1890. He came to Canada with his family as a young boy and lived in Montreal for some time. While living in Ontario, John married Kathleen Parker. By the time he enlisted in March of 1915, John and Kate were living in Montreal with their two children, and Kate was pregnant again. While in Belgium in 1915, John got his leg caught between two planks. In July of 1916, his medical records state that he had loose cartilage in his right knee; this may have been a result of the injury in 1915. John was discharged in April of 1918 on compassionate grounds. In 1919, John and Kathleen came to the South Peace and filed on a homestead at NE 1-71-8-W6.
Sources: Along the Wapiti p. 118, 411