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Herbert John Leslie Barefoot
Birth: May 15, 1887
Death: Dec. 23, 1958

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." (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
New Ipswich Cemetery
Ipswich
Ipswich Borough
Suffolk, England
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Jun 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8908687
Herbert John Leslie Barefoot
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Herbert John Leslie Barefoot
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Herbert John Leslie Barefoot
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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With great respect for your courage.
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