George was the maternal great uncle of Peter & Brian Hurn who supplied information to the Oral History Project of Surrey History Centre. He was born on 10th October 1893 in Battersea to Henry and Caroline Cate who evenutally had five other children (Maud, Lizzie,Phillis, Albert, Nellie) and he was baptised some while later on 12th December 1895. In 1901 the family were living in Battersea and in 1911 some of them, including George, were living in Wandsworth with George working as a builder’s assistant. In WW1 he served in the 1/7th City of London Battalion, London Regiment, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal (service numbers 350116 and 1320). He was married in Wandsworth on 18th December 1915 to Elizabeth Ann Albury and they continued living in Wandsworth. On 29th December 1915 George was in a convalescent camp (from the records of No.2 General Hospital, Quai De Escales, Le Havre) suffering with trench foot (effects of cold). He was killed on active service on 25th March 1917 aged 23 and is buried at Chester Farm Cemetery near Zillebeke in Belgium.
The stories of other members of the Hurn family: Albert Henry Cate, Ernest Albert Grey, John (Jack) Isaac and Reginald Lewis Isaac, may be found on this website