Standing, George CBE, DSO, MC (1875-1966)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1928
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1928

Early years

George was born in 1875 at Havant, Hampshire, to parents George Richard Standing and Emma Jane Till. His father was a local preacher, successful businessman (grocer) and Justice of the Peace.

George was trained in Bedhampton Sunday School and influenced by Rev William Cuthbert to think of ministry. He entered Hartley College in 1898.


George was one of the preachers at the Great Centenary Celebrations on Mow Cop.

Follow the link for information about his work as a WW1 Chaplain and service after the war. George was the first PM Minister to be commissioned and go to France.

In retirement George returned to Havant and continued to preach in the area. Almost to the end of his life he visited weekly the cottage hospital which his parents had largely been instrumental in building.


George married Kate Ella Fielder (1873-1961) in early 1905 at Havant, Hampshire.

  • Alfred George (1906-1985)
  • Norman Wolff (1909-1988)

George died on 6 January 1966 at Havant, Hampshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1900 Chipping Norton
  • 1902 Ryde & Ventnor
  • 1904 Bournemouth
  • 1907 Reading
  • 1908 Aldershot
  • 1914 Leicester II
  • 1915 Chaplain, HM Forces
  • 1932 Aldershot
  • 1933 H.M. Com
  • 1938 Sec RN, A & RAF
  • 1945 Havant (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/334; 1917/146; 1928/64

Methodist Minutes 1966/202

B A Barber, A Methodist Pageant, 1932, p204

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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