Barkham, Herbert Thomas Clifford

Private 5391 Herbert Thomas Clifford Barkham. 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company.  Died in hospital on 15th or 16th April 1917, aged 25.  Buried in Wimereux, France.

Source: Croydon in the Great War

Source: Croydon in the Great War

  • Known as Clifford
  • Born c. 1892 in Brixton, London
  • A shipping clerk (per 1911 census)
  • Enlisted at Armoury House, London
  • Residence given as Croydon
  • Height 5ft 6 inches
  • Admitted into the HAC on 22nd November 1915
  • Went overseas on 1st October 1916, arriving in Havre, France on 3rd October 1916
  • With 22 Field Ambulance on 4th April 1917
  • Evacuated to  44 Casualty Clearing Station 4th April 1917
  • Evacuated to 8 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux on 8th April 1917
  • Died of bronchial pneumonia in hospital on 15th April 1917 at 1.30pm
  • Aged 25
  • Buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery
  • Grave ref. II.H.1.
  • Son of Herbert Blanchard Barkham of Croydon, Surrey.
  • Brother of Rifleman 4150 Cyril Norman Barkham, 5th Btn. London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), who died on 27th October 1916 and is buried in Grove Town Military Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.

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