George enlisted on 9 Apr 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 5 Section, “B” Platoon. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 1 Sept 1942 and promoted Corporal on 18 Nov 1942. 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 embarked for New Guinea aboard “TAROONA” on 17 Jun 1943 and re-joined the unit as a Corporal in No 5 Section, “B” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
He was discharged on 26 Jan 1945
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps
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