The information displayed here is at the time of death.
John was born in 1888 in Gateshead to John, a Grocer, and Jane. He had four younger siblings: William, Sophia, Alice, and Henry. He was educated at Gateshead Grammar School, then Armstrong College between 1906 and 1908 where he trained to be a teacher.
John died on 22nd August 1917.
John is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
John is also commemorated on a stained glass window in St. George's Church, Gateshead. His name appeared on a memorial in his former School, Gateshead Grammar School, but this memorial appears to have been destroyed when the School closed.
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
North East War Memorials Project
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Sophie Anderton, Ian Johnson, Alan Callender
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