G A Gooma

Life Member 1954

G A Gooma 1954

Born – June 25, 1918, Fortitude Valley, Queensland

Died – October 1, 1985, Greenslopes, Brisbane, Queensland (aged 67 years 98 days)

Major teams – Queensland

Batting style – Right-hand bat

Bowling style – Legbreak googly

George played for Valleys for 2 seasons (34-36) and then South Brisbane before the outbreak of the War.

He served his country in World War 2, enlisting in July 1940 and reaching the rank of Lieutenant in 2nd Australian Field Regiment, serving in Darwin, Indonesia, Borneo and Manilla. He was discharged in October 1945.

George is listed as playing for Queensland in a 4 day match at the Gabba vs South Australia. Queensland beat the South Australian team including players such as Don Bradman (Later Sir Donald).

George was listed in the newspaper of the time as marrying at the St Andrews Church in South Brisbane

f-N St. Andrew’s Church of England, South Brisbane, this evening, Miss Elaine Muriel Clarke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Clarke, Vendale Avenue, Moorooka, will be married to Sergeant George Alington Gooma, A.I.F., Redbank, son of Mr. and Mrs. ‘T. Gooma, [pswich Road, Annerley. The Rev. L.J. Hobbs will officiate.The bride will wear a long-sleevedfrock of white angel-skiri lace and ahip-length tulle veil held by one largevelvet flower. She will carry arum and sucharis lilies. Miss Joyce Moran willwear blue lace, and Miss Britta Burke,the other bridesmaid, pink lace. Bothmaids will wear short veils to match their frocks, and their bouquets will also be in matching tones. Mr. MervynFox will be best man and Mr. Alex Rea groomsman. The reception will be held at the home of the bride’s parents.