Son of Leslie and Gladys Mary Atherton, of Horwich, Lancashire. An old boy of Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School.
- Surname: Atherton
- Forename: John Anthony
- Date of birth: Not known
- Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
- Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
- Gender: Male
- Age of death: 22
- Place of death: Not known
- Date of death: July 4th, 1940
- Casualty type: Not known
- Service medals: Not known
- Silver War badge: Not known
- Awards: Not known
- Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School WWII Roll of Honour.
- CWGC Memorial: Haifa War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine
- CWGC reference: D. 2.