George was born in Wolverhampton in 1884, the son of George and Emma Barnett. In 1901 he was living with his parents and brother Francis C. at 60 Temple Street, Wolverhampton. He was working as a factor’s junior clerk. He married Lilian May Phillips in Wolverhampton in 1909. By 1911 he was living with his wife at 61 Court Road, Wolverhampton. He was working as a clerk for a hardware merchant. The couple had two children – George R. (1915) and Gwendoline M. (1917).
George does not appear to have done any military service during the First World War. However, he served locally as a Special Constable for Wolverhampton Borough Council, and survived the war.
By 1939, they were living at 68 Lea Road, Wolverhampton, and George was the manager of an oddwork manufacturing company. He died in Wolverhampton in 1946.