John was on a business trip in Chernarus at the time of the outbreak. Due to his hunting hobby back in the UK he was familiar with many firearms and was able to find his way to survive during the outbreak to this day.
John grew up in a middle class family up in Hampshire. His father was a technician on the local hospital while his mother was a stay-home-parent. John had no siblings. He graduated from the University of Leeds with mediocre papers. He worked in international business and stayed abroad a lot and grew very distant with his parents. As mentioned earlier John was unlucky enough to be on a business trip in Chernarus when the outbreak occured.