JOHNSON-HOUGHTON, Joseph Blundell

Known as: 
HOUGHTON, Joseph
Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
4 Independent Company
Regiment/Corps: 
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
130206
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Tuesday, June 13, 1911
Died : 
Friday, October 23, 1942
Executed
Age: 
31
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Captain Joseph Blundell Johnson-Houghton MC was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. 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. Generally referred to as Joseph Houghton as the family often used the shortened surname of 'Houghton'.
In March 1942 he had taken 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 ML's that would make it back to the UK. Later awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Killing of British POWs Germany after capture in Norway operation Musketoon  / National Archives file WO311/382.
Family surname: His sister Mrs Desiree Roderick MBE.
MC : London Gazette 37349, page 5574.
 
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