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Harold Marshall (sniper)

Harold Marshall
Ken Bell Photo (PAC)
Born (1918-02-10)10 February 1918
Died 19 January 2013(2013-01-19) (aged 94)
Calgary, Canada
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Years of service Second World War
Rank Sergeant
Unit The Calgary Highlanders
Battles/wars Battle of Normandy
Battle of the Scheldt
Awards 1939-1945 Star
1939-45 War Medal
Defence Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
France-Germany Star

Harold A. Marshall (February 10, 1918 - January 18, 2013[1] ) was a Canadian scout and sniper sergeant who served in the Second World War with the Calgary Highlanders' Scout and Sniper Platoon.

On 30 January 1942 the Hamilton Spectator mentioned him in an article about ongoing training simulations the Highlanders were engaged in at an undisclosed location in England.

He was wounded on 15 December 1944.[2]

The well-known photograph shown here was taken by Army photographer Ken Bell of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit near Fort Brasschaat in Belgium in September 1944. He is carrying a Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk 1 (T) and wears a modified version of the Denison smock. Other equipment includes a No. 36M grenade and a camouflage face veil worn as a head covering. The handle of a Kukri can be seen above his belt at his left side.

In 1973, he was profiled again for Bell's commemorative book Not in Vain, which showed him as a curling enthusiast back in Calgary.

References

  1. ^ "Harold MARSHALL Obituary". The Calgary Herald. January 23, 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.calgaryhighlanders.com/history/highlanders/1939-45/scouts.htm

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  • Scout and Sniper Platoons in the Canadian Army
  • Painting
  • Photos taken in September 2008
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