Enlisted at Hertford. Joined the army in Hertford on 24th October 1914 in the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment and was posted to France on 27th March 1917. Following this they were in training for the next big campaign, the 3rd Battle of Ypres. On 31st July the British forces attacked German positions all along the Ypres salient, on the day the 1st Herts attacked with other troops the German position on the Pilckem Ridge. The attack began at 03.50am and to begin with there were few casualties but as they approached their objective, the village of Langemarck, they came under heavy sniper and machine gun fire and on reaching the enemy wire found it almost intact. Part of C company managed to reach the German trenches but were forced to retreat when the enemy counter attacked, the battalion were then forced to retreat to their own lines having suffered heavy casualties, over 460 men, one of whom was George who was posted as missing, but his body was never recovered.