LongeviQuest has certified that John Tinniswood of the United Kingdom, age 111, is now the oldest living man in the world after the death of 114-year-old Juan Vicente Pérez Mora of Venezuela. Tinniswood was previously recognized as the oldest living man in the United Kingdom and, in January of this year, as the oldest living man in Europe.

John Tinniswood was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, on 26 August 1912. During World War II, Tinniswood’s eyesight limited him to an administrative role with the Royal Army Pay Corps. This is where he met his wife at a dance in Liverpool. They married in 1942 and had a daughter in 1943.

Before retiring in 1972, Tinniswood built a career as an accountant for Shell and BP.

Following the death of 108-year-old Harry Fransman on 25 September 2020, Tinniswood became the oldest known living man in the UK. He is also the oldest living person in the English county of Merseyside, and the fourth-oldest living person in the United Kingdom, behind Ethel Caterham, the anonymous lady of London, and Mary Keir.

On 25 August 2022, one day before his 110th birthday.

Tinniswood currently lives in a care home in Southport, Merseyside, England.

Dr. Andrew Holmes, cofounder of the European Supercentenarian Organisation, comments: “It’s an incredible achievement to have reached such an age and become the oldest living man in the world. Thanks to his family, his age has been fully validated by LongeviQuest and the European Supercentenarian Organisation.”

For more information, please view John Tinniswood’s Directory Profile here.