Harold Marshall (sniper)

Harold Marshall
Sergeant H.A. Marshall of the Sniper Section, The Calgary Highlanders.jpg
Ken Bell photo (PAC)
Born(1918-02-10)10 February 1918
Died19 January 2013(2013-01-19) (aged 94)
Calgary, Canada
Allegiance Canada
Service/branchCanadian Army
Years of serviceSecond World War
UnitThe Calgary Highlanders
Battles/warsWorld War II
Awards1939–1945 Star
1939–45 War Medal
Defence Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
France-Germany Star

Harold A. Marshall (10 February 1918 – 18 January 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 (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.


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

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