He is the son of Hugh Welsh he is dead Hugh welsh Founds his sons dead body but not his wifes which means she is still out there. At 20 years old John gave himself to walkers in order to save his mom. he fled home after a call from hugh telling his family to leave russia. he went with his mother and went to Norway. They made it to nEyhium but when there they got attacked and when that happen John gave himself up so his mom can live now she is somewhere north but Hugh while on travels finds his son dead zombie body and puts him down and burys him. but on his body was a note from his wife saying she loves them both and she is sorry.