George was born 24 February 1881 at Crich son of George and Sarah Ann SIMPSON
1881 Census: Crich
1891 Census: Radford
George worked as a shoemaker before joining the Navy on 22 March 1898 aged 17 although his 12 year period of engagement did not start until 24 February 1899 when we would have been 18.
He was discharged 10 August 1911 after his twelve years service.