John Wheeler Aggleton was born in Hampstead London in 1916 and after the First World War moved to Northampton with his parents

Hubert Poile Aggleton and Doris nee Wheeler. His sister Jean was born in Northampton in 1920.

John's Parents: Hubert Poile

& Doris nee Wheeler

John c. 1918

John c.1920 Photographed in Northampton

John writes on the back: Me in the white third from left 1932.We made this ourselves for the Coventry Hospital Carnival. 

John (aged 16) had just started a Management Training Course with a big transport company (Pickfords?)

In 1939 on the outbreak of war John joined up as a guardsman in the Grenadier Guards.

John as a Guardsman in 1939

In 1941 John was commissioned into the RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) because of his transport expertise.

 John after he was  commissioned into the RASC 

In 1944 John landed in Normandy the day after D-day. He was regimental Adjutant and was mentioned in dispatches 

Early in 1945 he transferred to the Royal Fusiliers and stayed with that regiment until being de-mobbed in June 1946 having reached the rank of acting Lieutenant Colonel.

John at the end of World War II 

In January 1945 John married Iris May (Nicknamed Nicky) Rice with their daughter Corinne being born in December of the same year.

The Lake District

Nicky & John

Langdale Pike: Jean & Nicky 


Nicky, John(?) & Jean 

(John Horton: Jean's first husband)

(Jean married in Sept 1943)

Nicky, John & Jean

Doris & Nicky and John & Nicky on Southport beach

After being demobbed John went back to Transport Management with Pickfords in Cardiff.

John, Nicky & Corinne at Lapworth, Warwickshire in 1950:Nicky & John split up in 1950 when Corinne was 4 years old

In 1950  John re-joined the RASC and was mentioned in despatches for his work in Korea.

This photo is unlabelled but assumed to be the RASC in Korea

John in Korea photographed in August 1951


Corinne's birthday party 1951?

  Jean married Raymond Fewer in December 1949 and had one daughter

April 12 1953. Jean Fewer nee Aggleton with her daughter Sharon in New Jersey. Later moved to Dallas Texas.