Peter Evans-Freke, 11th Baron Carbery
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Evans-Freke was educated at Downside, a Benedictine boarding school in Somerset. He later joined the Royal Engineers and during the Second World War saw active service behind enemy lines in Burma, where he took part in raids to destroy Japanese infrastructure. He then served in British India and ended his military service with the rank of captain.
Following World War II, Evans-Freke became a director of an equine and livestock insurance company. He married firstly Joyzelle, an Australian, and they had three sons and two daughters. In a marriage which lasted more than sixty years, the couple were frequent visitors to Lourdes.
He had an interest in agriculture, music and poetry. He was a Traditionalist Catholic, and became a Military Knight of Malta, one of the most important of the military orders of the Roman Catholic Church.
Following his wife's death in 2006, Carberry married again, remaining with his second wife, Elisabeth, until his death in July 2012.
Carbery's body was entombed in the ancient family vault, the crypt of the ruined chapel of Castle Freke in West Cork. This followed a funeral ceremony and Tridentine Mass at the church in Rathbarry. His remains were entombed next to those of his first wife, who was buried in the same place in 2006. That was the first time the vault at Castle Freke had been opened since 1852. His religious beliefs were reflected in the placing of a rosary on his coffin for the Mass.
- "Anglo-Irish peer steeped in Catholicism". Irish Times. 11 August 2012.
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