(Croydon, Surrey, England: 17th September 1899 - 21st January 1974)
Semi-pro since 1925, then pro. Edited the 2 issues of George Johnson's The Magical News (1924). Co-authored (with Harry Leat) Masked Magical Glossary (1928, 31pp), an eccentric effort to disguise 200 familiar jargon terms under a layer of their newly coined terms.
Wrote "London Notes" column for Sphinx since 1930. Wrote Mr. Smith's Guide to Sleight of Hand (1945, 95pp), But Not to Play (1946, 120pp), Conjuring (1950, 96pp), Card Conjuring (1950, 92pp), the last two being reprinted in USA by Dover as Wilfrid Johnson's Magic Tricks (1953, 100pp) and Wilfrid Johnson's Card Tricks (1953, 96pp) that were and finally in combined volume as Magic Tricks and Card Tricks (1954, 100+96pp; repr 1957). Tricks in Magic Wand.