John William McFIE

Regiment:               Royal Navy  

Rank & Number:    
Ordinary Seaman, J60520  

09 October 1898; Partick, Glasgow  

                       09 June 1952; Springbank, Fairlie  


JOHN WILLIAM MCFIE was born 09 Oct 1898 in Partick, Glasgow, to parents John, a commercial traveller, and Martha Sarah Otter (who married in Edinburgh on 24 Jun 1898).  He died of ulcerative colitis at home at Springbank, Fairlie on 09 Jun 1952 (aged 53, electrical engineer, married).  

He married Jean Barr in Bridgeton, Glasgow in 1929.   

In the 1901 Census, John, aged 2, is living Arran View, Fairlie with parents John McFie Jr (29, b. Fairlie, boatman) and Martha S (30, b. England), and sister Mary  

In the 1911 Census, aged 12, he is living Clyde View, Bay Street, Fairlie with mother Martha (head of household, 41, m 12 years, 5 children) and siblings Mary (10), Alfred (8), Thomas (6) and James (2).  
Family address in the1904 Fairlie Primary school register is Arran View, and the Valuation Rolls from 1912 to 1915 show father John McFife, yachtsman, tenant at Cumbrae View.    

Enlisted 18 Oct 1916 (occ. electrical engineer); demobilized 01 Apr 1919.  His medal roll shows he received the British War and Victory medals.

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