George 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 Sapper. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 16 Dec 1942.
George transferred to 1st Lines of Communication Provost Company in Queensland on 22 Apr 1943. He was promoted Acting Corporal on 2 Sept 1944 and transferred to 2/3rd Lines of Communication Provost Company on 19 Sept 1944. He transferred to 30th Australian Works Company on 25 Jan 1945 and embarked for MOROTAI aboard “FRED C AINSWORTH” on 4 Apr 1945. He returned to Australia on 28 Nov 1945 and was discharged on 12 Dec 1945.
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 "S.W.Pacific".
Edited by Peter Epps