Leading Stoker George Usher Johnston was the son of William & Annie Johnston, Cookstown. He was born on 21st January 1923 at ‘Orange’ Row, in Coagh Street, Cookstown. George had 5 sisters and went to Oldtown School. Prior to joining the Navy he worked as a shop boy in Faulkner's, Cookstown. He had tried to join the Navy on a couple of occasions before his 18th birthday but was unsuccessful. He died as a result of a tragic accident on 13th December 1943, aged 21 on board HMS Kenya
From the main A6 road, just south of the town of Trincomalee, turn left onto the North East Coast Road, also known as the Nilaveli Road. The cemetery is approximately 6 kilometres along this road on the right (eastern) side.