Maurice Johnson

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Sevenoaks branch

Died: 20 August 1943


Maurice Purkiss Johnson, known to his bank colleagues as Johnnie, was born on 13 July 1908. He was educated at Cranbrook after which, in October 1925, he joined the staff of Westminster Bank. He worked in branches in Hawkhurst, Ashford, London Cannon Street and West End and Maidstone. In September 1937 he moved to Sevenoaks branch. 


During the Second World War Johnson left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He trained as an observer. 


Flying Officer Johnson was killed on 20 August 1943, as part of the eight-man crew of a Liberator bomber which failed to return from a convoy patrol to the west of Ireland on 20 August 1943. He was 35 years old and left a widow, Dorothy, whom he had married in 1934.  


Maurice Johnson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Sevenoaks branch.

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