Warrant Officer 2 John Henry Hearn, CD was born 18 December 1925, at Uno Park, Ontario, son of William Albert Hearn and Rose Grace Baker.
He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served overseas with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry during the Second World War. On returning to Canada he was posted to the Royal Canadian Regiment until 1951 when he transferred to the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.
He was a Sergeant Major for the Second Battalion of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada – in 1966 he was serving as Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) with No. 4 Company. He served a 6 month tour with the United Nations Peace Keeping force in Cyprus. He was later promoted to Staff Sergeant. One of his sons, John Terrance (Terry) Hearn also served in the Canadian Army.
He died 28 January 2014.