Harold was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, as a Private aboard M.V. “Kalama”, on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing.
He was evacuated from Timor on 25 May 1942.
He rejoined the unit on New Guinea as a Lance Corporal and served in No 9 Sect, “C” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain aboard “TAROONA” on 9 Apr 1945 with the unit as a Lance Corporal in No 9 Sect, “C” Troop.
He was discharged on 6 Mar 1946.