Lieutenant Kenneth J. Amos

Lieu Kenneth John Amos

Lieut. K.J. Amos Awarded MBE (Military Divsion)

Lieutenant (temporary captain) Kenneth John Amos, Royal Corps of Signals, is among those whose names appear in the New Year Honours list with the award of M.B.E. (Military Division) for their sterling work.

Lieut. Amos is the only son of Mr and Mrs J.H. Amos of 86 Tweedy Road, Bromley. He was educated at St. Olave’s Grammar School, London where he distinguished himself in the studies of languages.  He also had an aptitude for technical and engineering subjects, and on leaving school he was articled to Creed and Co., Ltd., Telegraph House, of Croydon.

He travelled for the firm in many European countries, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland and Yugoslavia.  His twenty-first birthday he spent in Copenhagen.

Before the war, Mr Amos was in the supplementary Reserve of Officers, and he was made a first-lieutenant in November 1938.  In August 1939 (just prior to the outbreak of hostilities) he reported for service.  He is now on the general staff at the War Office.

In March 1938, Mr Amos married Miss Dorothy Dixon, of Bromley, at the Parish Church, and for some time they have lived at Queen Anne Avenue.  They now have a flat in London.  Mrs Dixon’s father was a former Borough Engineer of Woolwich.

Mr Amos is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Newspaper Article about Lieutenant Kenneth John Amos who received an MBE in 1942

Bromley & District Times, 9th January 1942 (page 5)

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