John Johnston was the son of Isabella Johnston. John was born in Tamnadace, Castledawson about 1895. The 1911 census lists John as age 14 living with the family at house 16 in Tamnadeese, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. Both he and his brother were farm servants. John Johnston enlisted with the 9th Battalion of the Cameronians in Hamilton, Scotland. Private John Johnstone was killed in action on 2nd June 1917.
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.