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George Greasley was born in Bradley, near Bilston, on 14 January 1899. In 1901 the 2-year-old George was listed as a boarder at 39 Bank Street, Bilston, in the household of John Mason. A Sarah J. Greasley died in Wolverhampton in 1900, so if this was his mother, that explains why he was living elsewhere. By 1911 he was living at 2 Sankey Street, off Dudley Street, Bilston, as a boarder with William Henry Caddick. His sister, Ethel Greasley, was also boarding there.

George appears on the Roll of Honour of the Weldless Steel Tube Company Ltd, indicating that he served with the armed forces during the First World War. However, because his name does not have a gold cross next to it, we know that he survived. There are a number of possibilities for him, but without further information it is difficult to pin down which regiment he served with, or whether he got married and had children. George died at the age of 81 in 1980, and his death was registered in Chatham, in Kent.