George enlisted on 14 Oct 1941 and was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard "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 11 Dec 1942.
He was promoted Acting Corporal on 3 Mar 1943, transferred to 1st Lines of Communication Provost Company on 7 Sept 1943 and Corporal confirmed on 3 Mar 1943. He was discharged on 13 Mar 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