George enlisted on 11th September 1904. He was 21 years and 11 months old, and was a mason by trade. He entered the war in France on 18th August 1914. On 19th September 1914 he was admitted into his unit suffering with Rheumatic Fever. He was evacuated back to No 1 General Hospital on the 23rd, then evacuated back to the UK and admitted into the 3rd Western General Hospital at Cardiff on 13th October 1914. On 28th May 1915 he was discharged from the army as unfit to serve due to Rheumatism and a dilating stomach.