Johnson Patrick Adams 2/Lt 89696
Name Johnson Patrick Adams
Army number 89696
Date of birth 27/4/1915
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt in the 8th Battalion adli 17/6/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Posted to the 11th Battalion DLI 1/9/39. Posted 169 OCTU Course No 4 5/4/1940 (Confirmed by Weekly Return of Officers as at 5/5/1940). Posted 11th Battalion DLI. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 30/9/1944, posted to the 2nd Battalion. Wounded 1945. Released as Hon Captain 1946. Captain 8th Battalion DLI 1/5/1947. TARO - from Active List to be Captain 12/6/1948 - retaining seniority. Ceased TARO liability on age grounds 27/4/1965 - granted rank of Honorary Captain.
Company/Battery A, HQ, D, Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander, Adjutant 1/6/1942, Company Commander 1/6/1943, WTO, D Company 2 i/c 15/7/1944. Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/1/1941, T/Captain 1/8/1942.
Wounded 1945 - exact date not known.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Son of E.A. Johnson, The Garden House, Brancepeth. Educated Durham School and Christ's College Cambridge (BA 1937). Solicitor with W.C. Ferens - became partner in the firm. Lived at Hill's House, Brancepeth.
Source table 11DLI
Research shows Captain Johnson as Company Commander of the Support Company within the 11th Battalion at the time of Normandy - this may need confirmation as it depends on the Order of Battle, with either the Mortars and Carriers as Platoons within a Support Company, or within the HQ Company with Signals and Transport.
Captain Johnson was made Honorary Secretary of the 8th/11th Battalions Old Comrades Association in April 1960.