Born in Bushey in 1891 and christened on 20 September 1891, George Field was the eldest son of George (Snr.) and Kate Harriet (née Allen) Field, both of whom were from established Bushey families. His parents were married on 10 January 1891 at St James’ Church, Bushey, Herts. and made their first home at Carlton Place, London Road, Bushey.
His father was a commercial clerk, who later worked for the London and North Western Railway and his mother was a dressmaker. They had eight children, three of whom died in childhood.
By the time of the 1901 Census, the family had moved to 121, Pinner Road, Watford which became their family home for many years. Their children living there were; Katie (age 8), Maud (age 4) and James (age 1). George, age 9, was not with his parents but living with his uncle and aunt, James and Jane Field, at 108 Villiers Road, Bushey.
When George (Jnr.) left school, he was employed as a decorator.
On the 1911 Census, George (Jnr.) was a decorator aged 19 and was now back living at 121, Pinner Road, Watford with his parents and four siblings; Katie (age 18), Maud (age 14), James (age 11) and Percy (age 1).