John Linn (Royal Engineer)
John Linn was a British Royal Engineer. He was born in Corstorphine and joined the Army in 1846. Two years later he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he was stationed for 9 years. He later settled in British Columbia in 1859. He died on 18 April 1876 from a paralytic stroke. North Vancouver's Lynn Valley is named after him.
- The Royal Engineers Living History Group
- District of North Vancouver's Lynn Canyon Park Guide[permanent dead link]
- A Short History of the North Shore by Cherry Bouton
- Namely Vancouver: A Hidden History of Vancouver Place Names (2001) By Tom Snyders, Jennifer O'Rourke, page 172.
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