Hearn, John Henry

Staff Sergeant John Henry Hearn (right) and his son, John Terrance (Terry).
Staff Sergeant John Henry Hearn (right) and his son, John Terrance (Terry).

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. Two of his sons, John Terrance (Terry) and Garry Richard also served in the Canadian Army.

He died 28 January 2014.

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Hearn, John Henry

3 thoughts on “Hearn, John Henry”

  1. Hello,

    Not sure if these bio’s are updated but just had some additional information. John Hearn was my Grandfather. He had another son Garry Richard Hearn who also served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 19 years. I believe part of his service was spent as an infantry soldier with the 1st Battalion Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry.

    Just thought I would post.


    1. Hi Brian, I am John’s niece and sent what info I had to museum@qormuseum.org They also added what they could find. I didn’t have anything on Garry but if you could email info you have for any of them, I think it would be a great tribute. 🙂


      1. Hi Deborah. Sorry I haven’t gotten back to your post. I don’t check this email often. I’m not sure what other information you are looking for. I know my Grandfather had written a bit of a biography of his life before he died. I don’t have a copy but I’m sure one of my aunts or uncles would. Not sure if this post will find you but I don’t know how else to get in touch.



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