Born: June 18, 1896, Sydney, Australia.
Died: January 18, 1987, Wimbledon, London, England.
Buried: Highgate Cemetery (East), London, England.
After George’s family moved to England, he joined G. D. Cunningham’s choir in Muswell Hill, London.
He later won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, and studied organ with Walter Parratt.
In 1916, he became organist at Paddington Parish Church. In 1919, he succeeded Henry Walford Davies as organist at the Temple Church, London, serving there 62 years.
The Archbishop of Canterbury conferred the degree of Lambeth Doctor of Music on Thalben-Ball in 1935.
He was knighted in 1982.