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CPT Herbert John Leslie Barefoot

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CPT Herbert John Leslie Barefoot Famous memorial

Birth
Dulwich, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England
Death
23 Dec 1958 (aged 71)
Ipswich, Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England
Burial
Ipswich, Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England
Plot
GRAVE 49, NO XJ-2
Memorial ID
8908687 View Source

British George Cross Recipient. He was born in Dulwich in South London, and was educated at the College there, before becoming a partner in a firm of architects. During the First World War, he served in Egypt with the Royal Army Medical Corps. When the Second World War broke out, he joined the Royal Engineers as a Lieutenant (acting Major) and became an expert on bomb disposal, dealing with some of the first unexploded bombs to fall on Great Britain. In January 1941, he became the first Army officer to receive the George Cross. His citation named him as having displayed "the most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work."

British George Cross Recipient. He was born in Dulwich in South London, and was educated at the College there, before becoming a partner in a firm of architects. During the First World War, he served in Egypt with the Royal Army Medical Corps. When the Second World War broke out, he joined the Royal Engineers as a Lieutenant (acting Major) and became an expert on bomb disposal, dealing with some of the first unexploded bombs to fall on Great Britain. In January 1941, he became the first Army officer to receive the George Cross. His citation named him as having displayed "the most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work."

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 12 Jun 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8908687
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8908687/herbert-john_leslie-barefoot: accessed ), memorial page for CPT Herbert John Leslie Barefoot (15 May 1887–23 Dec 1958), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8908687, citing New Ipswich Cemetery, Ipswich, Ipswich Borough, Suffolk, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .