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).
married Jean Barr in Bridgeton, Glasgow in 1929.
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.
SERVICE RECORD Enlisted 18 Oct 1916 (occ. electrical engineer);
demobilized 01 Apr 1919. His medal roll
shows he received the British War and Victory medals.