John Jameson was born in 1889 at Bootle, the son of John Jameson and Mary (nee Gill) who were married in 1890 in the Liverpool registration district.
 
1891 Census - 98 Litherland Road, Bootle - Parents John and Mary with children Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, William and John.
 
1901 Census - 101 Litherland Road, Bootle - Parents John and Mary with children Margaret E, William, Elizabeth, John, Eliza and Harry.
 
1911 Census - 6 Leicester Road, Bootle - Parents John and Mary with children Mary, Elizabeth, John, Eliza and Harry. Parents had been married 30 years with 7 children born and still alive. John was a jobbing gardener on this census and his father was a stoker at Bootle Gas works.
John Jameson enlisted at Waterloo. His service records have not survived. His medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916.
 
He was killed in action in France on the 15th December 1917 whilst serving with the Labour Corps.
 
His sister's husband, Thomas Herbert Newbould, was killed in France on the 30th July 1916.
 
His parents were still living at 6 Leicester Road, Bootle after the war.