George was born in the district of Nundle NSW where his birth was registered in 1888. He was a twenty eight year old Labourer living at the Central Hotel, Moree when he enlisted on 8 January 1916. With seventeen other Moree district volunteers he joined the First Contingent of The Kurrajongs on their way to the Narrabri and Armidale camps.
He became a member of the 33rd Battalion, C Company which trained at Armidale and Rutherford prior to sailing from Australia on HMAT A74 Marathon in May 1916. After nine weeks at sea, the Battalion arrived in England where further training took place at Salisbury Plain.
George was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and sent to France in September 1916. In April the following year he was wounded in action and invalided to England with a gunshot wound to his shoulder and arm. George was returned to Australia in October 1917 and medically discharged in April 1918.
During the 1940s he was living at Redfern in Sydney.