John Crossett was the second of two sons of Henry and Mary Ann Crossett. He was born on 24th October 1891 in Cookstown. By the time of the 1901 census, the family had moved to Belfast. Both John and his father were general labourers. The 1st Battle of Ypres started on 18th October 1914. Rifleman John Crossett was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Tuesday 27th October 1914.
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.