John Johnson was the son of Walter and Mary Johnston of Liverpool. He was born about 1908. He was the husband of Mary Ann Johnston of Liverpool. In World War Two, Gunner John Johnson was serving with 335 Battery, 101 Lt. A.A. / Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Artillery. In March 1942, Gunner Johnston was based in Northern Ireland. On 9th March 1942, Gunner Johnston died in an Aughnacloy farmhouse as a result of head injuries sustained when his motorcycle was in collision with a van on the main Aughnacloy – Augher Road. He was 34 years old.
The cemetery is beyond Litherland, on the road to Maghull, adjoining the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It contains 242 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war, more than half of which are in the War Plot in the North corner of Section SJ; and the Plot is marked by a screen wall with panels. There are 187 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war.