Harry joined the local territorials in 1907 and was in the successful shooting team of 1912.
By 1914, he had reached the rank of Captain. He was posted to Egypt (Harry is pictured on the right) and then Gallipoli where he was badly wounded.
He spent time recovering in Malta and Burnley before re-joining his regiment in 1916. Harry was promoted to the rank of Major and spent the remaining years of the war in France.