After training at 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion Harold joined 2/5th Independent Company and embarked for New Guinea aboard “KATOOMBA” on 17 Apr 1943 as a Trooper and transferred to the unit on 25 Jun 1943, he 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 Trooper. Harold transferred to 29th/46th Infantry Battalion on 27 Dec 1945 and returned to Australia on 18 Mar 1946.
He was discharged on 16 May 1946.
Edited by Peter Epps