Geoffrey enlisted in the army on October 20, 1939. He served in Greece and the Middle East, where he was promoted to the rank of Major and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on July 8, 1941 for “distinguished service, zeal and efficiency”.
He later served in Sri Lanka, and then New Guinea with the 31/51 Battalion as its Commanding Officer, where he was “Mentioned in Despatches”. He returned to Australia in 1943.
(1907 - 1943)