Derral Arnold Barnes

ID# 1291, (31 Aug 1937 - 31 Dec 2012)
Derral Barnes
with thanks to Derek for the use of the photo

Derral Arnold Barnes was born on 31 Aug 1937 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .1

He was the son of Arnold Dawne Barnes and Inez Emily Florence Corlett.

Bt 1950 - 1990 Derral's occupation pilot.
Derral went to England to do his training. He had won a Dominion Scholarship in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy.
Derral had lots of contact with the Rich and Famous during his lifetime, and travelled throughout the world.

Derral Barnes in Flight Helmet
with thanks to Derek for the use of the photo
Derral Barnes as Flight Captain
with thanks to Derek for the use of the photo

Derral died on 28 Dec 2012 at Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , at age 75 years, 3 months and 28 days

at 6.16pm peacefully at his home in Wellington.2

Derral's death notice appeared on 31 Dec 2012 in the "Dominion Post", New Zealand ,

BARNES, Derral Arnold.

At 6.16pm on Friday 28th December 2012, peacefully at home in Wellington, aged 75. Beloved son of the late Inez and Arnold Barnes, brilliant brother to Carol and exceptional partner for 40 years to Derek.
"Empty-handed I entered the world
Barefoot I leave it.
My coming, my going -
Two simple happenings that got entagled.
Like dew drops on a lotus leaf I vanish."

Derral's funeral service will be held at Rosewood, 415 Queen Street, Masterton tomorrow, Friday 4th January at 2pm, followed by private cremation.
Farewell - I pass as all things do -
Dew on the grass.3

Derral was cremated on 4 Jan 2013 at Service held at "Rosewood", Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .

     Research Note:
With kind permission from Derral's partner Derek, I have been allowed to attach photos of Derral to my website from the Memorial website which is available to view.

The website will be available to view up to January 2014 and is well worth reading about Derral's life and the comments made. .

Father*Arnold Dawne Barnes (10 Jan 1915 - 25 Aug 1992)
Mother*Inez Emily Florence Corlett (10 Jul 1914 - 29 Aug 1999)


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 5946, Dec Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S163] Letter or email from Jocelyn Gray (New Zealand) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Jocelyn Gray via email advised of Derral's death. Due to NZ Historicial Online Database restrictions, Derral's death reference does not appear on it.
    Information has been taken from the newspaper and contact with Derral's partner.
  3. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, 21 Dec 2012 - 3 Jan 2013 - Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.