George was the 4th son of the late George Bodden, J.P., Engineer, by his wife, Jane
of Frankhill House, Frederick Street, Oldham, the daughter of James Wilde; b Oldham, co. Lancaster, 6 Jan. 1880 ; He was educated at Congleton, Cheshire, and is described as a farmer & had private means. He joined the Royal Engineers on 26 June, 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 21 April. 1917. George was killed in action near Ypres on 4th Oct 1917 and is buried at Kleine Vierstraat, south of Ypres in Flanders.
He married Dora Eveline Charlton at St. Margaret's Church, Whalley Range, Manchester. 24 Aug. 1905, Dora Eveline was from Ivy House, Pepper Street, Christleton, near Chester, the youngest daughter of Samuel Charlton of Manchester, Stockbroker. His war record gives his address as Tarvin.
They had three children: John Herbert, b. 2 March. 1911 ; Nancy Eveline, b. 30 Jan. 1910, and Sheila, b. 23 Sept. 1914.
Dora Eveline died in October 1918 and was buried at St James’ on November 6th 1918.
His son John Herbert Bodden has an address; Duncan House, Clevedon, Somerset.