Sir George Seel, KCMG was born in Macclesfield Cheshire on October 8th, 1895. In the 1914-18 war, he served with the Cheshire Regiment, and was with the first British troops to enter Jerusalem
in Allenby's successful campaign.
In 1922 he transferred to the Colonial Office from the Air Ministry, and remained associated with that Office for the rest of his life. In 1950, after serving in several capacities with the Ministry of information, Ministry of Supply and Colonial Office during the War, and as Under-Secretary of State after, he was appointed as Comptroller for Development and Welfare in the West Indies, and British co-chairman of the Carribean Commission. He held these positions for 3 years, whereupon he returned to London upon his appointment as Senior Crown Agent for Oversea Governments and Administrations. He remained successfully in this office until his retirement in 1959.
Sir George Seel was also heavily involved in volunteer work, especially after his retirement. He was appointed CMG in 1944, and promoted to KCMG (Knight Commander in the Order of St. Michael and St. George) in 1950.
Phyllis Eaton, whom Sir George married in 1923, was the daughter of Edward Eaton, JP of Macclesfield.