George was the son of James and Mary Elizabeth Blunt, of Silver Hill, Royston, Hertfordshire.
He enlisted in the Hertfordshire Regiment in February 1915 and was posted to France in May 1915. He was killed in action on the first day of the third battle of Ypres, just two weeks after the death of his brother Albert.
His brothers, Frederick and Albert Blunt also gave their lives in the Great War. Albert was killed in action on the 13th July 1917 and Frederick died on the 30th July 1918 whilst a German prisoner of war.