George enlisted in Citizen Military force (reserve) on 7 Aug 1940 and was posted to 8th Battalion. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 3 Oct 1941. He was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard M.V. “Koolama”, on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He joined the unit as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 16 Dec 1942.
He left the unit on 26 Apr 1943 and transferred to the following, 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 28 Apr 1943, 1st Australian Service Training Battalion on 9 Oct 1943, 2/4th Advance Ordnance Stores Depot on 5 Jan 1944, Australian Amenities Store Company on 1 Mar 1944, 3 Advance Ammunition depot on 27 Oct 1944 and 3rd Australian Ordnance Depot on 9 Apr 1945. He was discharged on 16 Apr 1946.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps