John attested into the 2nd Lowland Divisional Field Ambulance on 16th November 1914. He was 20 years and 1 month old, and was living at 22 Woodville Gardens, Langside at the time. On the 1st June 1915, he was embodied into the 1/2nd Lowland Field Ambulance, then embarking at Devonport on 9th, he sailed to Egypt, disembarking at Port Said - entering the war in Egypt on 25th June 1915. In September 1915 he was admitted sick into hospital at Gallipoli. John embarked on H.M.S. ‘Caledonia’ at Alexandria on 10th April 1918 and headed for France, disembarking at Marseilles on 17th. *About 4.00 a.m. on 27th May 1918 the enemy started to shell St Eloi, with the first shell landing on one of the huts occupied by the personnel of this unit. This incident resulted in 10 O/Rs being slightly wounded, 6 O/Rs being severely wounded, 10 O/Rs were instantaneously killed, and 5 O/Rs died from wounds. (*Taken from Unit war diary, kindly provided by Sam Biles). John was one of the 10 instantaneously killed. He was the son of John and Margaret Jane Brown of Shawlands, Glasgow.