Northland WWII veteran Bill Guest dies at 101

One of Northland’s last surviving World War II veterans has died, aged 101.

Bill Guest served in Egypt and Italy before returning to the family farm at Motukauri, in North Hokianga, where he remained until he was 99.

His daughter, Diana Mules, said Guest died Saturday at Rāwene Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.

He had celebrated his 101st birthday just a week earlier.

Mules said her father had a great life and served his community and his country well.

He is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held at Motukauri from 11am Tuesday.

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