George Thomas Deayton, born in Watford, Herts, on 1 April 1887 in Watford, and baptised 11 May 1887 at St Mary’s, Watford, son of Thomas Harry/Henry Deayton, a Railway Clerk and Kate Deayton (nee Halsey), the eldest of six children.
His parents married 4 December 1886 at St Mark’s, Regent’s Park, London. Thomas died 8 December 1938 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 12 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Kate died 1 January 1940 in Watford, and was buried 4 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
1891 Census records George aged 4, living with his parents and 9-month old sister, Dorothy, at 74 Sutton Road, Watford.
George attended Watford Boys’ Grammar School from 5 September 1899 to July 1902.
By 1901 George, his parent’s, sisters Dorothy, Elsie, Hilda and brother Arthur, had moved 72 Sutton Road, Watford.
After leaving school, George was employed as a clerk at Benskin's brewery in Watford.
On the 1911 Census, a brewery clerk aged 24, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings.
On 30 September 1912 George married Kathleen Gladys Doughty the daughter of Ronald Thomas Doughty a Master Tailor, at St John the Baptist Church in Pinner, Middx. They had two children, Geoffrey, and Kenneth.