John was born on February 28 1908 in Cumberland British Columbia as the son of John William and Ellen Gertrude Bryden, of Cumberland.
His profession was a farmer and he was member of the Church of England.
He enlisted on September 1 1939 in Victoria British Columbia and he went overseas to the UK on September 2 1941 and thereafter to France for the D-Day landing in the D Coy on June 6 1944.
John was killed in action on Thursday June 8 age 36 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: AND THE SPIRIT SHALL RETURN UNTO GOD WHO GAVE IT
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.