Ralph Munday Denton-Barker

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Ralph Munday Denton-Barker
(17 July 1916 – 4 November 1990)
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Birth: 17 July 1916, Birkenhead
Death: 4 November 1990, Upper Scamander
Parents: James Denton Barker
Kathleen Barker (née Munday)
Siblings: Ralph Munday Denton-Barker (17 July 1916 – 4 November 1990)
Virginia Kathleen Denton Grebenik (née Barker) (7 September 1919 – 9 February 2006)
Bertram Mead Denton Barker (? – ?)
Partners: Joan Nyria Denton-Barker (née Hancox) (23 February 1918 – ?)
Children:

Ralph Denton-Barker was born on 17 July 1916 in Birkenhead to James Denton Barker and Kathleen Barker (née Munday). He had two siblings, Mead and Virginia.[1]

Ralph was educated at Cheam and Felsted School, and Birkenhead School. He joined the Alliance Insurance Company to train as an actuary, but left the company on joining the army at the beginning of the war. He served as a Private soldier throughout the war.

He married Joan Nyria Powell (née Hancox) on 28 June 1947 at the Register Office, Edmonton, Middlesex.[2] and they had one daughter, Julia.

After demobilisation, he trained as a primary school teacher, and worked as a teacher at Kimbolton School, Bedfordshire (living at the Old Schoolhouse in Pertenhall), next in Worcestershire (living at Dove Cottage near Great Witley and teaching at Arley Kings Primary School) and then in Cornwall (firstly living at The Barn, Portloe) where he taught at Mevagissey Primary School. They bought Kerrow Farm in West Penwith in 1965 where they farmed (dairy and beef cattle) for five years.

He retired from teaching in 1970, and they then moved to Menorca in Spain where they had a small holding (known as a finca) outside Alayor. Ralph continued to raise a few cattle and also taught English to people in Alayor. They then moved to C'an Amoros, outside Pollensa in Mallorca where Ralph had a few cows and a large citrus orchard.

They moved to Australia in 1978, travelling on a Russian ship (via Sri Lanka, arriving on March 17th), and after a year in Western Australia (living on Lapko's Farm, Denmark) they settled in Tasmania at Riverside Cottage, Upper Scamander, on the east coast. There they kept a few cattle and some goats and developed a large organic garden.

He died on 4 November 1990[3][4] at home in Upper Scamander, and was buried on 6 November 1990 at St Helens Cemetery, Tasmania.

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  4. Death certificate for Ralph Denton-Barker

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