David Gore-Booth

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Sir David Alwyn Gore-Booth KCMG KCVO (15 May 1943 – 31 October 2004) was a British diplomat, who served in the FCO from 1964 until 1998.

Sir David was appointed HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in 1993, before his final posting as British High Commissioner in New Delhi 1996-98.[1]

Family and education[edit]

Of Anglo-Irish extraction, the Gore-Booth family was formerly seated at Artarman and Lissadell, and were created baronets in 1760.[2]

Educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, David Gore-Booth was a twin son of Lord Gore-Booth GCMG, and married firstly in 1964, Jillian Sarah, née Valpy (marriage dissolved 1970), by whom he had one son: Paul Wyatt Julian Gore-Booth (heir presumptive to the baronetcy); he married secondly in 1977, Mary Elisabeth Janet, daughter of Sir David Muirhead with a step son.[3]


  • UK Order St-Michael St-George ribbon.svg - KCMG (1997), CMG 1990;
  • Royal Victorian Order UK ribbon.png - KCVO (1997).

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Nicholas Fenn
High Commissioner to India
Succeeded by
Sir Rob Young