Harold enlisted on 28 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 5 Sect, “B” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.
After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in No 5 Sect, “B” Troop and returned to Australia with them aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
After further leave and reorganization, he embarked for New Britain with the unit as a Trooper in “Q” Staff, Headquarters Group. He left the unit and returned to Australia aboard "VITO" on 16 Jan 1946. He was discharged 4 Mar 1946.
For his service 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"