Born in Calcutta, India to Auxilier Lieutenant Thomas Arthur and Blanche Cowley who were hotel keepers. John and Tom (Frank) and Anthony were brothers. The family moved to the Island in 1922.
After the war he emigrated to South Africa, where he died.
|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Ningwood Patrol||Patrol member||12 Jun 1940||03 Dec 1944|
The nominal roll has “Homeland” Alverstone Road, Apse Heath, Newchurch, Isle of Wight but this may be an error as is the home of Auxilier A Corney.
John appears to have been called up to The Royal Artillery but his enlisting is cancelled, possibly due to his involvement with Auxiliary Units.
TNA ref WO199/3391,