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Ken Bell photo (PAC)
|Born||10 February 1918|
|Died||19 January 2013 (aged 94)|
|Years of service||Second World War|
|Unit||The Calgary Highlanders|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
1939–45 War Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
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.
The well-known photograph shown here was taken by Army photographer Ken Bell of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit near Fort Brasschaat (nl) 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. The T signifies 'Telescopic.' Other equipment includes a No. 36M grenade and a camouflage face veil worn as a head covering. The handle of an edged tool 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.