Harold enlisted in Citizen Military Force (Reserves) on 19 Jan 1942 and was posted to 13th light Horse regiment on 12 Feb 1942. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 24 Aug 1942 and was posted to 1st Australian Commando Training Squadron on 14 Dec 1942. He embarked for New Guinea aboard “KATOOMBA” on 17 Apr 1943 as a Trooper and joined 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.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp "S.W.Pacific".
Edited by Peter Epps