Harry enlisted for WWII on the 14th June. He was discharged in Dec 1943.

On January 5th 1939, copyright was applied for for the following poem, by Harry Dalziel:


‘Only a Golden Memory’


1. Only a Golden Memory

One gem in my heart I keep

For the loved ones I remember

Are asleep, are asleep



Only a golden memory

The harp and the old violin

The song we sang,

Till the rafters rang

When the days were drawing in

And the glow of the pine log burning

Lighting the winter gloom

Only a golden memory

But a mem’ry of

Home Sweet Home


2. Only a golden memory

The years pass, I dwell alone

For my childhood friends are sleeping

‘Neath the stone, ‘neath the stone