- Township: East Nissouri
- Rank: Captain
- Branch: 8th Battalion, Oxford Militia
- Years of service: 1849 - 1852
- Country enlisted with: Canada
John Tay was a Captain in the 8th Battalion, Oxford Militia (Nissouri), from1849 to at least June 1852. He lived at Lot 19 Con 9 and served as Town Clerk for East Nissouri Township, 1848-1850, and was Treasurer in 1852.