Born: 27 March 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. We believe his parents were Edwin William and Ada Elizabeth Hesketh although we have no direct proof of this.
Family: In 1926 George married Ethel Catherine Bird and together they had one son, Gerald G D.
Civilian Occupation: He was a shoemaker by trade when he joined the Navy. The 1939 Register shows him as a meteorologist’s clerk.
Residence: He lived at 8 Petworth Road, Milton, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Died: 31 May 1963 aged 65.
Regiment: Royal Navy
Service Number: J32021
Date of Enlistment: 11 July 1914
Date of Discharge: 31 May 1929
Reason for Discharge: End of service