A number of fans have been left baffled whether Harry Styles has served in the military – is Harry a war vet?

Harry Styles made history after becoming the first male star to be on the cover of US Vogue.

Now that he enjoys social media spotlight more than ever, claims about himself and his background often go viral.

One of them is that Harry was in the military and many of his fans are very confused.

Here’s the social media claim debunked.

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Is Harry Styles a war vet?

  • No, Harry Styles is not a war veteran and he hasn’t served in the military.

The reason that some people believe that claim is a series of viral pictures from Harry’s role in the movie Dunkirk.

The former One Direction member starred as Alex in Christopher Nolan’s 2016 Academy Award-winning movie.

This was the singer’s first major movie role alongside a stellar cast with the likes of Sir Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and others.

Harry had to train before Dunkirk role

While Harry hasn’t served in the military, he had to undergo some serious training in order to prepare for his role in Dunkirk.

As noted by The Sun, the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ singer had to sleep on an old Navy ship without electricity or water alongside other cast members and crew.

A film insider told the publication:

“Harry is used to living the life of luxury so this will be a very interesting experience. He knows this boot camp at sea is a big part of the job and is keen to get stuck in.

“But this will be tough and producers are trying to make life on board as realistic as possible.”

Following One Direction’s hiatus, Harry has turned his attention to acting a lot more.

His next confirmed role is in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming movie Don’t Worry, Darling.

Harry’s grandfather was in the military

Another reason why some people thought that Harry was in the military might to do with the singer’s family.

Harry’s great-grandfather Elijah Daniels is a war veteran from World War I. Elijah served as a private in the 4th Batallion, Bedfordshire Regiment until he was wounded at the Battle of Arras in 1917.

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