On page 7 of volume 35 of this journal we wrongly stated the G. Oswald George died in the mid-1960s. Following contact from one of his relatives we wish state that he died on 6th January, 1974 aged 84. His obituary appeared on the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 137:457-458. Could we thank Janet Foster and colleagues at the Royal Statistical Society for providing the correct information and apologise to G. Oswald George's family for the error.