George became an Ensign in the 84th Foot (York & Lancaster) on 9th November 1867. He was promoted Lietenant on 5th May 1869 whilst stationed at Newcastle, Port Royal and Up Park Camp, Jamaica WI. He became Adjutant on 30th Decembert 1876, was promoted Captain on 19th December 1877. It seems he was transferred to The Sherwood Foresters on 10th April 1878 and promoted Major on 29th October 1881. He is recorded as having died at sea on 11th November 1884, presumably in the course of a passage home, perhaps looking forward to being reunited with his family for Christmas.
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