Colonel Barker



Wikipedia says:
Victor Barker, born Lillias Irma Valerie Barker (1895–1960), who also went by the pseudonyms John Hill and Geoffrey Norton, was a transgender man who is notable for having married a woman. He was an officer of the National Fascisti, a bankrupt and a convicted criminal.


Good article here.

A contemporary report from 1933:



Source.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 24, 2020
     Category: Crime | Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators | Gender-bending | Twentieth Century





Comments
Interesting how the Star whips up sensation about the gender-bending (English newspapers never change), but the actual crimes were more like monetary fraud and membership of a Fascist organisation.
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/30/20 at 01:50 PM









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