Born in the North of England, and joining the Military at 18. John trained to be a Royal Marine and deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. when the infection started to take hold of Russia he and a squad of other Marines where sent to do recon for the British army. On deployment to Chenarus John was separated from the rest of this squad when their plane was shot down and he believes the rest of the Commandos were all killed in the insuring chaos. John looks for signs of them all over chenarus on his travels and reports down key notes on the infected and the country of Chenarus as a whole so when he may remake contact with someone from his leadership hes prepared.