Sadly George Houghton Booker passes away in November 2018. George had been a signaller with the 6th Battalion Grenadier Guards and was a member of the Association living in New Zealand. He travelled back to Italy on a number of occasions. He had taken part in commemorations at Rocca d’Evandro (south of Cassino) where he fought. In the words of Peter Scott (Chairman of the New Zealand Branch) “He was our favourite Pom”.
The official local newspaper notice: BOOKER,
Signaller, 6th Battalion Grenadier Guards, 2622206. On November 2, 2018, surrounded by three generations of his family, aged 97. Much loved husband of Oonah, father of Michael, Christopher, Jane, and Antony, and great friend of their partners Frances, Dianne, Tapu, and Paula. Grandad for Kerry, Rachael, Gareth, Luke, and their partners, and Grace, Tom, William, Maggie, Victoria, and Ava. Great-grandad for Emma, Olivia, Isla, Henry, Poppy Mae, Lucy, and George (Junior). Much loved uncle of his nieces and nephews.
I know he will be missed by those who knew him both in the UK and down in New Zealand.
Peter Scot, Chairman, New Zealand Branch.