Sandy Johnston served with his brother, James, and father, James senior, in WW1, where he received serious facial injuries and his brother lost an arm. He got a job in the Post Office as a postman when he returned, but he also enjoyed painting Orange garlands and was responsible for a painting of King William on the wall in front of the Dervock Co-op, which was there for many years. This was one of the first murals in Northern Ireland, and cars used to stop as they went past to look at it. Artists used to stop and re-paint it when it had got weathered, but we never knew who they were.
Sandy also served in the B Specials, where his father was SDC.