Barkham Geoffrey George Arnold 2/Lt 132294
Name Barkham Geoffrey George Arnold
Army number 132294
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth Research indicates that his birth was registered in Q1 1920 in Hampstead, London - mother's maiden name Bone.
Unit Emergency Commission as 2/Lt in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment 25/5/1940. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry, Posted to 11th Bn DLI 21/6/1940. Posted Brancepeth I.T.C. 24/9/1940. Served with SoE as an agent in Crete in 1944. Prisoner of War.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Jun-40.
Promotions W/S Lt 25/11/1941. T/Captain 15/2/1944.
Prisoner of War No trace of his Camp or Prisoner number was found in the PoW records.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known. It is possible that he died in the USA or Canada.
Home address No family information as yet. No marriage yet traced.
Source table 11DLI
To read an account of SoE activity in Crete, which includes material from Captain Barkham, please click here. In this material he is referred to as a wireless specialist.
A search did trace a Geoffrey Barkham travelling First-Class to Montreal by ship (the Empress of France) on 5/7/1949, together with a lady who may have been his mother. No return passage was traced.