George Fovargue was born in Donington, Lincs c1883. He married Elizabeth Scoffied (from Dry Doddington) in 1903. They had 3 children:
- Edith born c1904 Kilvington, Notts
- Ernest William born c1906 Sedgebrook
- John Henry born c1908 Woolsthorpe
They were living in Barkston when George joined 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed in action whilst on 4th October 1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde (Passchendaele). He has no known grave but is listed on Tyne Cot Memorial and Barkston War Memorial.