George received his medical education at the University College, London, qualifying L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S., and L.R.F.P &S. in 1885. He took up a commission in the Medical Services at the rank of Surgeon Caption on 28 July 1886, then took part in the uprisings of Hazara in 1888. On 28th July 1898 he gained promotion to the rank of Major, then on 28th July 1906 was promoted again to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. When war broke out George was stationed in London. As part of Surgeon-General T P Woodhouse’s staff, he was appointed Assistant Director of Medical Services, headquarters of the Advanced Base, and embarked for France on the 9th August 1914. On 17th August he was instructed to undertake the organisation of the 6 ambulance train units which arrived in Amiens. On 5th October, Surgeon-General Woodhouse appointed him to the headquarters of the lines of communication to replace D.D.M.S. Col O'Keeffe but with a lower grade of an A.D.M.S. At the end of December 1914, the whole of the administrative medical services was reorganized, and Surgeon-General Woodhouse became the Director of Medical Services of the Line of Communication with George as his Deputy. In 1915 he was appointed Companion Order of St Michael and St George, and on 1st March 1915 gained promotion to the rank of Colonel. In 1917 he was appointed Companion Order of the Bath (Military).