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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The War Graves Photographic Project.
The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919.
Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929.
North East War Memorials Project
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers (via Ancestry.co.uk)
Armstrong College Calendars
Sophie Anderton (Newcastle University)
Ian Johnson (Newcastle University)
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