Born: 27th April 1884 registered Chapel-en-le-Frith A/M/J Qtr Volume 7b Page 844. The son of John Samuel and Sarah Emily Marchington.
Baptised: 28th May 1884 at St Peters, Fairfield.
Father: John Stanley Marchington.
1881 Census: living at 75 Spring Gardens. Working as a Draper with Wife Sarah and Twin daughters Mona & Lillian aged 4mths.
1891 Census: John’s parents and brother, Reginald are living with Sarah’s father Daniel, at Mona House, Kirkmichael, Isle of Man. In January 1896 John Douglas’ mother, Sarah, died in Buxton. In the December 1896, John Samuel re-married Violet Grace Christina Lort, in Colchester, Essex.
1901 Census: The remaining family are now back in Buxton at 59 Spring Gardens. I have been unable to find John on either the 1891 or 1901 Census, it is possible that John was serving in the military when the 1901 Census was taken as on his enlistment into the Canadian Army John said he had 3 yrs prior Military Service possibly during the 2nd Boer War.
1906: 12th June, John Sailed to Quebec on board the Lake Champlain.
1911: John married Elsie Mildred Hawe in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada he was working as a Carpenter & Joiner.
1915: John enlisted into the 76th Battalion, Canadian Army on the 10th August 1915