George was born in 1894 in Leicester to James Brown, a plate engraver, and his second wife Annie Bird, 26 years his junior. They had 10 children –
Nellie Victoria 1887
Percy Lionel 1889
Arthur Herbert 1890
George Frederick 1894
James Edgar 1896
Albert Lancelot 1897
Annie Lilian 1898
Walter Rowland 1899
Albert Edward 1902
In the 1901 census the family lived at 96 Sparkenhoe St., Leicester. In 1909 November 11th James Brown died aged 70.
In the 1911 census they were at 24 Melbourne St. and George was a rubber skeiner.
George attested on 9.11.1915 aged 21 years and 5 months and stated his previous occupation as a leather stitcher. He became Private 22630 11th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.
He died of his wounds on 9.4.1918 and he is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery (xxxiii E 5a).
The war diary entry for 9.4.1918 records. WHITE CHATEAU. AU work continued as before. 1 man was admitted to hospital sick and 1 accidentally injured. 4 casuals joined the Battalion from BASE. At 9.45pm Operational Order 55 issued.