Kenneth William Johnson

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Captain Kenneth William Johnson
Life dates
26 Feb 1903 -
Unit or location Role Posted from until
De Cymru Intelligence Officer 13 Jul 1940 29 Jan 1942
South Wales Intelligence Officer 13 Jul 1940 29 Jan 1942

Deans Close School, Cheltenham
Queens College, Cambridge

The Intelligence Corps
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
13 Jul 1940

Civil engineer


Johnson is recorded as a first Intelligence officer of Glamorganshire before South Wales counties merged. Dillwyn Thomas from Margam Patrol recalled training at Porthcawl.

He was commissioned 13 July 1940, and appointed without pay and allowances (indicating working for Military Intelligence).

Johnson's SOE file reports he was only with SOE 15 Aug 1941 - 21 Aug 1941 with no explanation given. The file does say that he was with Lord Bearsted at MI6 for a short while (which may indicate early involvement with the Special Duties Branch which was under Lord Bearsted or the Home Defence Organisation).

Arcadia, Newton, Pothcawl, Glamorganshire, Wales
Other information

Married Mollie V Fitzgerald, Kensington 1935. They lived at Henley on Thames in 1939. He was 6ft 5 inches tall.


London Gazette 3 Sept 1940

London Gazette 19 Sept 1940

London Gazette 10 Oct 1940 

Army List 1943

TNA ref HS9/803/2 & WO199/3389