Harold was educated at Dr Morganís School, Bridgewater. He enlisted in the R.A.M.C. in October 1914, then entered the war in France on 21st September 1915. He was posted to serve with the Salonika Army in Bulgaria, and died at the Gladstone Hospital, Sofia of Pneumonia. He was the son of Thomas James and Ellen Barton of " Thornlea" Street Road, Glastonbury, Somerset.