George Edwards was born in Liverpool in 1892. He was the son of John Roberts Edwards and Ellen Ann (nee Williams). His father was born in Flintshire and his mother in Anglesey. They were married in Anglesey in 1875.
 
All of their ten children, four of whom had died by 1911, were born in Everton. George's known siblings were; William Powel (born 1877), Rowland Thompson (born 1879), John Robert (born 1886), Ellen Jane (born 1895) and Arthur Llewellyn (born 1898). 
 
The family lived at various addresses in the Everton area; in 1881 at 31 Havelock Street, at 17 Burleigh Road South in 1891, 81 St.Domingo Vale in 1901 and 78 St.Domingo Vale in 1911. John Robert Edwards' father was a railway porter in 1881. From 1891, until his death in 1913, he worked as a shipping clerk. After the war his mother lived at 3 Clapham Road. She died in 1931. 
 
In 1911, aged nineteen, George was working as a railway porter.
 
George's service records have not survived. His medal card suggests that he arrived on the Western Front after January 1916. He was killed whilst a German prisoner of war in June 1918.
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An extensive biography of his brother John Robert Edwards - died of influenza in France in November 1918 whilst serving in the Labour Corps - appeared in Liverpool's Scroll of Fame, and gives details of the circumstances of both their deaths:
whilst at Somain in a comfortable billet, [John Robert] had contracted influenza, and the most careful medical attention failed to ward off fatal complications. He died on November 15th, 1918, and was buried at Etaples. Coming at such a time, the loss to his widowed mother was peculiarly sad, and it was destined to be intensified. Less than a week afterwards she was notified, through the Red Cross Society, that her younger son, George, had been killed some months previously behind German lines. He had been taken prisoner in the spring, and, in defiance both of international law and humanity, the enemy had put him to work within the battle zone, and he had been fatally hit by a bomb from an aeroplane.