George was the oldest son of George and Jessie Hudspith, who lived in Throckley, Northumberland. He had two younger brothers, Johnson Willis and William, and an older sister Evelyn. George's father's occupation was listed in the 1911 census as Coal Miner Stoneman.
At 12, George won a scholarship to Rutherford College in Newcastle upon Tyne. Four years later, he passed the London Matriculation Examination in the first division, and was awarded an 'Exhibition Scholarship' by Armstrong College. He was preparing for his BSc when war broke out.
An obituary for George was published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine. In this he was reported as having been Secretary for the Throckley C.E. Society, as well as a Sunday School teacher. It also states that for two years in succession he won first prize in the Scripture Examination in the Sunderland and Newcastle District, and also the third Connexional prize.
George served as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, 185th Brigade, C Battery. After three months training he was drafted to France as orderly and bicycle despatch rider to his Major. On 5th August 1916, nine weeks after mobilisation, both George and his officer were killed by a stray shell. He was aged 20. His obituary states that another officer testified to his excellent abilities.