Born in 1879, son of George Gunn, groom/gardener, and Eleanor nee Clark: they lived at The Mill, Cuddesdon. In 1881 the family were living on Church Road, Wheatley and in 1891 on High Street. George junior attended Wheatley Elementary school and went on to the Night School in 1896. In 1901 he was boarding in the Willesden, London area as a gardener. By 1911 he had moved to Burnham, Buckinghamshire and was a journeyman baker. He married Florence Helena Harris of Burnham at St. Mary's Church in 1911.
He signed on with the Army over a Burnham address, but it is not clear whether he served also with the Devonshire Regiment. The Soldiers of Oxfordshire website has two references to his serving with the Oxford and Bucks. - as a Private with Regimental Nos. 203658 and 30303. He died in 1949 and is buried in Burnham churchyard.