George was born in Walsall in 1874, the son of John Thomas and Mary Wood. On 25 December 1896, he married Henrietta Cox in Walsall. By 1901, the couple were living in Foundry Street, Bradley, Bilston, along with their son Harold and daughter Norah. George was an engine driver at an iron works. By 1911 they were at 3 Belmont Street, Great Bridge Road, Bilston, and had three more children – Doris, Arthur Mason and Leonard.
George did serve during the First World War, but I have not been able to track him further, so if anybody has additional information please share it.