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Southern Heritage <br>News and Views: Passing of Real Son

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Passing of Real Son

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the world, lost its oldest living "Real Son" of a Confederate veteran yesterday with the death of Mr. Arthur John, 106 year old son of Joseph John, 1st Sergeant, Company "K", 54th Virginia Infantry Regiment.

Mr. John was a 'Life Member' and Historian of the 'William Kenyon Australasian Confederates', Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2160 in Australia.

Sadly, after a long and eventful life, Arthur passed away peacefully in his sleep at 7.35 am Tuesday Australian time. Mr. Arthur John was also an Australian WWII veteran in his own right, being a Major in the Australian Defence Force; in charge of the re-education of Japanese civilians in Japan, under General Douglass McArthur, after the wars end.

Many thanks has been extended to all those SCV members who were in contact with Mr. John during his last few years, sending their prayers and good wishes; by his family and son-in-law Mr. Stanley McGeagh of Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.

His funeral will take place at W. D. Rose funeral home at 221 Charman Rd, Cheltenham, Vic 3192 on May 1, 2012 at 2 PM.

Condolences can be sent to the family by email through his son-in-law, Mr. Stanley McGeagh at

SCV Telegraph


Blogger PoP The Southern American said...

He is now sitting mess with our heroes.

6:29 PM  

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