Terence Leigh Barnes

ID# 1293, (18 Jul 1944 - 8 Nov 1952)

Terence Leigh Barnes was born on 18 Jul 1944 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand .1

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

As of c 1944,Terence Leigh Barnes was also known as Leigh Barnes.

Leigh died on 8 Nov 1952 at Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand , at age 8 years, 3 months and 21 days.2

Leigh's cause of death on 8 Nov 1952 was from polio.
Leigh contracted it during the polio epidemic. The infection was in his leg but moved into his upper body and he sadly passed away.

Leigh was buried on 10 Nov 1952 at Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand ,

ILMO Leigh beloved son of A. and I. Barnes
and loved brother of Carol and Derral aged 8 years.
'A new little star is shining bright, above this earth where all is light.3'

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 5304, Sept Qtr. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: DIA Online Database: 1952/27790 aged 8yrs.
  3. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Masterton Online Database: Childrens Z1, Row TLB Plot 6. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.