John was born 28 August 1902 at Newton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, to parents John Walker, a Salvation Army Officer (1911), and Maria Plowman.
He married Elsie Maud Adderley (1904-1973) in the spring of 1932 at Northampton, Northamptonshire. Birth records identify three children.
- Eunice M (b1934) – married Trevor W Abbiss in 1960
- Elsie Lois (b1940) – married Alan L Veals in 1961
- Rodney V (b1942)
John died in October 1967 at St Bart’s Hospital, Rochester, Kent. His home was in Strood, Kent, and occupation at the time of death was recorded as a minister.
- 1928 Wangford
- 1930 Leytonstone
- 1932 Barton on Humber
- 1935 Camelford &c
- 1940 Chaplain CF
- 1945 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers