John was born in Melbourne after his parents had been in Fremantle, WA, where Max was stationed with his ship for about a year. In 1941 the family was in Sydney and 1942 back in Melbourne.
Later they moved to Sandy Bay, Tasmania, where they lived until about late 1944, again returning to Melbourne until the end of the war.
May 1946 found them in St Peter's, Adelaide, where John studied at East
Adelaide primary,1946-47, and St Peter's College, 1948-57.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: