Harold Lenster Barrett was a single labourer who enlisted as a Private on the 28th of November 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7th March 1916. On April 20th 1916 Harold moved from the 8th Battalion to the 58th Battalion.
On September 9th 1917 Harold was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his left hand. He soon recovered and re-joined his unit on January 28th 1918. Harold was wounded in action for a second time on September 5th 1918 with a gunshot wound to his right thigh. He was transferred to England on the 10th of September and then returned to Australia on December 18th 1918 per the H.T Aeneas. Private Harold Barrett was discharged on the 22nd of March 1919 as medically unfit. Tree No: 3932