As noted on his family tree page George spent most of his life in Goodmayes Hospital, Essex. The history of this is that he was said to have threatened his mother with violence during a childhood argument. The police were called and George was committed to an asylum and never released. He occupied himself as gardener in the hospital gardens and was only once or twice in later life taken out for family visits. He was however so unnerved by the experience of life outside the hospital and so frightened of the noise and traffic that such family outings were not a success.