According to his first attestation papers dated August 4, 1915 at Toronto, John Jepson, was born on April 12, 1871 at Blackburn, Lancashire. He listed his wife, Ada Jepson, Symonds (Symons) Street, Mimico as his next of kin. He was a labourer and had 13 years experience with the 40 South Lancashire Regt. He was 44 years and 6 months of age and stood 5 feet 8 inches tall. He had blue eyes, fair hair and a dark complexion.
According to his second set of attestation papers dated January 22, 1916 at Toronto he was a member of the 83rd Battalion for 6 months as well as a 11 years with the Imp. S. L. He had a tatoo of a heart, cross and anchor on his right forearm.
His son William also enlisted.
According to the 1921 Toronto City directory there was a John Jepson, carman with the Grand Trunk Railway living on the south side of Symons Street.