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.

He was awarded the MC in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.

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

Sources
Family surname: His sister Mrs Desiree Roderick MBE;
MC : London Gazettes Supp. 37349, page 5574.
 

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