George and John were cousins. George's father was Harry, John's was Albert Edwin. George also had a sister, Grace. I believe they and and their families were quite close - John was my father's godfather and John's daughter, Penny, was my godmother. George was born July 1880 and died May 1941 - there is an obituary on the New York Times website (Google for him either as George Carr Drinkwater or G C Drinkwater as you get different results for both). He was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford,followed by Rubgy and then Wadham College Oxford where he rowed in the Oxford eight in the University Boat Race in 1902 and 1903. He fought in the Boer War and the First World War and was award the Queens Medal and the Military Cross (MC) and was twice mentioned in dispatches. In civilian life he was a portrait painter and architect, rowing correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and author (with Terence Sanders) of The University Boat Race Official centenary history, 1829 1929 - you can still buy this either as an antiquarian book or in a recent re-publication. In 1914 he married Carmen Hill, a singer active in he London during the early 1900s - there's quite a lot about her on google and you can hear her singing. They lived at 8 Warwick Avenue, London and had one son, John - my father. Unfortunately, they all died before I was born so I have no memories of them. We do have a book about the whole family up until the 1940s at my parental home so if you'd like to know more please let me know.