John was raised in Lurgan,
Northern Ireland and Manchester, England. He served in the
British Army for 9 years including combat service in Austria
and in Germany during World War II. He was wounded in combat
in Austria. John was the grandson of Mary Tinneny Murray of
Goladuff, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and
the son of Andrew Toland and Katherine Murray of Derrykenny,
Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
John Toland. Courtesy of Andy Toland.