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  • Name: Herbert John Leslie BAREFOOT
  • D.O.B: 15th May, 1887
  • D.O.D: 23rd Dec, 1958
  • Award: George Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Acting Major, No 3 Bomb Disposal Group, Corps of Royal Engineers
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 3
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The London Area September-October 1940

September-October 1940

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Acting Major H J L Barefoot distinguished himself in bomb disposal in the London area during September and October 1940, working on the first unexploded parachute magnetic mine and removing unexploded bombs from the railway line between Brentwood and Shenfield.


 The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the GEORGE CROSS, for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner, to:– Lieutenant (Acting Major) Herbert John Leslie Barefoot, A.R.I.B.A., Royal Engineers. Second-Lieutenant Alexander Fraser Campbell, Royal Engineers (since deceased). No. 4445289 Sergeant Michael Gibson, Royal Engineers. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 21 January 1941. 22 January 1941, Numb. 35050, p.461

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