Tommy Barnham 25-4-1919 - 26-1-2013Posted by Paul Fairweather on 26th Jan 2014
LEBA, has just received the sad news that our dear member Tommy Barnham Passed away at 5:30 this morning Sunday 26th Jan.
Tom was a great fighter, pre and post WW2. He was a true craftsman of the sport, many considered him one of the most skillful boxers of any era.
During WW2 he served in the RN and was made a POW in Poland. Whilst incarcerated in a Stalag he arranged boxing sessions and set up contests between teams from other camps , he boxed many exhibitions himself, all in order to keep up morale amongst the other POWs.
Many tributes will follow this sad news, and all will be richly deserved, LEBA's condolences and deepest sympathy are extended to the whole Barnham family, at this sad time,Tom will be so sadly missed.
Tommy worked as a London Taxi driver, of which it is said their day's work is not over until the the 'For Hire' light is switched off.
'CLICK' and RIP Tom.
Latest on funeral arrangements for Tommy Barnham are;
Thursday 6th Feb, 12pm (noon), leaving from Royal British Legion Club, New Kings Road, Fulham, and going to Fulham Cemetery, Munster Road for burial.
More precise details may follow later, stay posted.
Terry Clarke Very sad news the condolences go to the Barnham family from all of us a Home Counties Ex Boxers association RIP Tommy
26 January at 10:24 ·
Paul Fairweather RIP Tommy
26 January at 10:40 ·
Geoff Rushworth sorry to hear this sad news Stephen...RIP Tommy from all at SEBA.
26 January at 10:43 ·
Gary Stevens This is very sad news.I would meet my dear late friend Dennie Mancini at the old Lonsdale shop on Beak St,and get a lift with him home,as we lived near to one another.If Tommy was in the vicinity he would call by the shop around closing time and chauffeur Dennie and I up to Dennie's car,which he used to park on the northern side of Oxford St.It was the only time in my life I was grateful for peak hour traffic-that relatively short journey would equate to 20-30 mins of the most enlightening boxing talk and general banter I have ever had the fortune to enjoy.I'd too see Tommy out and about, at places like York Hall,and he was always an absolute gent-a man of great kindness and humility.They were great days,and i will never forget those days,nor Dennie and Tommy.
26 January at 11:00 ·
Alex Daley I'm very sorry to hear this. One of Britain's finest boxers of the 30s and 40s. What a fight record he had. RIP Tommy.
26 January at 11:51 ·
Graham Moughton RIP Tom .
26 January at 12:38 ·
Tony Hudson So sad xx
26 January at 12:57 ·
Joe Looker My condolences to the family
26 January at 13:09 ·
Leonard Horn rip tom
26 January at 13:48 ·
Martin Sax Sad news, condolences to the family
26 January at 14:22 ·
Johnny Powell Sad news RIP Tom
26 January at 15:23 ·
Harry Scott sad news RIP Tommy from BEBA
26 January at 18:39 ·
Jon Trevor So gutted.i learnt more from tommy in one 15min session than from any other trainer i ever met.plus he was the best in all ways as a man boxer+human being.rest in peace mate.
26 January at 18:54 ·
LEBA Secretary, would very much like to add her condolences and deepest sympathy to the Barnham family on their sad loss. Mary has known all the Barnhams for many years. She always looked forward to seeing Tommy at the LEBA meeetings and other functions, she comments what a GENTLEMAN he was, the mould has been broken with Tommy's passing, may he now Rest in Peace, god bless him. XXX
6th Jan 2017