John Suffern Scott was a son of James Scott of Bellagharty, Ballyronan, Magherafelt. He was born on 15th July 1896. He emigrated to Canada, where he worked as a labourer and was unmarried. He enlisted at Valcartier Camp in Quebec on 21st September 1914 and joined the 8th Battalion Canadian Infantry.
Fleurbaix is a village 5 kilometres south-west of Armentieres on the D22. Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery will be found by taking the D175 from Fleurbaix towards Fauquissart, then the D171 towards Petillon. The cemetery is on the south side of the road from Petillon to La Boutillerie.