George Usher Johnston was the son of William and Annie Johnston. He was born on 21st January 1923 in Coagh Street, Cookstown. Prior to enlisting, he had tried to join the Navy on a couple of occasions, but had been unsuccessful. Leading Stoker George Johnston served with the Royal Navy on board H.M.S. Kenya. On 9th December 1943 the ship arrived at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka in advance of carrying out local exercises with HMS Newcastle. Leading Stoker Johnston died as a result of a fatal accident during recreational bathing in Trincomalee harbour on 13th December 1943.
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.