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John Tinniswood

Stefan Maglov
Validated By: Stefan Maglov On Date: Jan. 26th 2023

John Alfred Tinniswood is a British supercentenarian who is the oldest known living man in the United Kingdom. His age has been validated by LongeviQuest.


John Tinniswood was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK, on 26 August 1912.

Due to problems with his eyesight, Tinniswood was given an administrative role with Royal Army Pay Corps during the Second World War, during which time he met his wife, Blodwen, at a dance in Liverpool. The couple married in 1942, and their only child, Susan, was born in 1943. The couple were married for 44 years until Blodwen died in 1986.

Prior to his retirement in 1972, Tinniswood worked as an accountant for Shell and BP.

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

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Following the death of 108-year-old Harry Fransman on 25 September 2020, Tinniswood became the oldest known living man in the UK according to Oldest in Britain.

His age was verified by Stefan Maglov, and validated by LongeviQuest on 26 January 2023. His age was previously validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).