George enlisted on 12 may 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Signaller, in Signals Platoon, Headquarters Group. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.
After leave and reorganization, he was promoted Corporal on 25 Feb 1943 and embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Corporal and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After further leave and reorganization, he was appointed Lance Sergeant on 25 Jan 1945 and embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Lance Sergeant. He returned to Australia on 16 Dec 1945 and was discharged on 8 Jan 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp
Edited by Peter Epps