Born: 7 May 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the second of seven children born to Joseph Basford, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary (nee Fowles). George married Ada Edwards in 1925 and together they had one son, George N.
Residence: In 1891 his family were living at 3 Churton`s Yard, off Bark Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. However at the time of the 1901 Census he appeared to have been staying with his grandfather, Mr George Fowles, at 2 Raven Yard, Whitchurch. By 1911 the family were living with their now widowed mother in Groom`s Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire. When the 1919 Absent Voters List was published his address was given as that of 3 Thomas`s Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1939, the family were living at Raven Cottage, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales.
Employment: According to the 1911 Census George was working as a bricklayer`s labourer. His military documents describe him as a labourer at the time his enlistment in 1916. In 1939 his occupation was motor fitter.
Died: In 1979, aged 89.
Regiment: Royal Air Force (previously Royal naval Air Service)
Rank: Air Mechanic 2
Service Number: 224427 (previously F24427)
Date of Enlistment: 1 November 1916 (Transferred to R.A.F. 1 April 1918)
Date of Discharge: Discharged from R.A.F. Reserve, 30 April 1920
Reason for Discharge: Not known