George Walter Nettleton was born in St Denys, Hampshire, England in late 1882. He was the son of Frederick John Nettleton (1852-1931), a tram car driver, and Caroline Martin (1858-1930). His father was originally from London and his mother from Hampshire and they had married in 1877.
He had six known siblings: Frederick John (b. 1878), Caroline Amelia (b. 1879), Matilda Charlotte (b. 1880), Fanny (b. 1887), Mary Ann (b. 1889) and William (b. 1893).
George first appears on the 1891 census living at Old Portswood Road, South Stoneham, and his father was described as a tram labourer. The family are living at 3 Brooklyn Road, Portswood on the 1901 census and George was described as a labourer.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, August gave his address as 23 Empress Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
George Nettleton, who was unmarried, died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Both George's parents continued to live in Southampton, both passing away in the early 1930s