JOHNSON-HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell

Known as: 
HOUGHTON, Joseph
Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
130206
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Tuesday, June 13, 1911
Died : 
Friday, October 23, 1942
Executed
Age: 
31
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 

Captain Joseph Blundell Johnson - Houghton MC was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. He is generally referred to as Joseph Houghton. The family often used the shortened surname of 'Houghton' **. 

He took part in Operation Chariot, the raid on St Nazaire, being i/c of the protection squad for the demolition team on ML443. This was one of only 3 m/l's that would make it back to the UK. Later he was one of the seven men of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942.

Read more about Captain Houghton in this article ; So Fine and Honourable an Englishman

** Source of family surname : His sister Mrs Desiree Roderick MBE
 

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