|Position||handyman; unruly revolutionary|
Albert "Bert" Johnson is a staunch supporter of the 'International Workers of the World', Bert is fond of a good chat and most often full of optimistic good cheer. He part-owns an old taxi truck with his friend Cec – which will soon be replaced by a gleaming new taxi cab – with strings attached!
Bert relies on Cec and has done ever since they served together on the Western Front. To make their way in the world, Bert and Cec have no qualms about a little cargo pilfering or trading on the black market, both forms of criminal behavior common among those who hold Communist views.
Phryne comes to depend on Bert and Cec to handle some of the more unsavoury aspects of her investigations, owing to their expertise with Marxist thuggery.
Both Bert and Cec keep a wary distance from Jack wherever possible, but will co-operate with him under sufferance if it benefits Miss Fisher.