born 2 March 1876
in Bacton, Herefordshire
died very roughly 1946
Birth is recorded in the Family Bible: 'John Bourne March 2 1876 at Bacton'.
According to Maureen Farrimond: 'John was baptised on 4th March 1876 Bacton to Job and Sarah Davies of Apple Tree Inn.'
1891 census: living with parents and siblings at the Lamb and Flag Inn, Llanwenarth Citra. Occupation is labourer. Age is 15, and place of birth is Abergavenny (though on the same line above 'Abergavenny' is written 'do', implying birth in Bacton).
1901: living with wife and son at 182 Burnt Ash Hill, Lewisham. Occupation is bricklayer. Age is 24 and place of birth is Bacton.