John Flann was born in 1930 in Surbiton, Surrey and educated at Tiffin Boys Grammar School, Kingston upon Thames. In 1946 he started work in the Valuation Department, Surbiton Borough Council and in 1949 was conscripted into the Army for his National Service.
When that was complete and leaving the army in 1951 he went back to his old job in Surbiton. That soon palled and he went to the Estate Department of British Railways working in London, and the North West 1. Having earlier obtained his professional qualifications as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor he then continued his professional career in the Valuation Office, Inland Revenue in 1961 at Preston and after service in Lancashire,London and Kent, retired from his post as District Valuer and Valuation Officer, Tunbridge Wells, in 1990.
On retirement, he and his wife Jeanne, whom he had met and married in Liverpool, immigrated to the USA where their two sons Christopher and Nicholas had first studied and then settled. They lived first in Montana, and now in Utah.
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John L Flann.