George joined the unit on Timor as a Captain, Signals Officer from Sparrow Force Headquarters, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942.
He was Mentioned in Despatches, for Gallant and Distinguished Service, London Gazette, 25 May 1943 and in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No 119-3 Jun 1943. These are the two Gazettes for the Timor Campaign.
He was in command of the Signallers responsible for building “Winnie the War Winner”
He returned to Australia on 20 Aug 1942.
Awarded an Officer of the Military Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the London Gazette, 6 Mar 1945, as a Captain Temporary Lieutenant Colonel.
He was discharged on 12 Mar 1946.