Geoffrey was born on 28 April 1900, the son of Edwin and Barbara. They were living at 36 Victoria Road, Upper Penn, Wolverhampton, in 1901, with Geoffrey’s brother, George Edwin. They were at 24 Victoria Road by 1911.
Presumably because of his youth, Geoffrey was not able to do much military service during the war, although he did enlist with the Royal Marines Band on 8 March 1918 (number 2674), shortly before his 18th birthday. However, he also served as a Bandsman with the Special Constables for Wolverhampton Borough Council during the war.
In 1923, Geoffrey married Gladys Green in Portsmouth, and they had a daughter, Mary, in 1934. By 1939, they were living at 23 Trysull Road, Wolverhampton, and Geoffrey was working as a watch and clock repairer. They had another daughter, Rachel B., in 1942. He died on 6 June 1974, when his address was 149 Church Road, Penn Fields, Wolverhampton, The value of his effects was £1625.