A funeral was held in Calgary on Friday for 94-year-old Harold Marshall.

Marshall, born and raised in Alberta, was featured in an iconic photo taken in 1944 while while he served as a sniper-scout with the Calgary Highlanders in Europe during the Second World War.

Despite being wounded in action and recognized for bravery, his family says he lived a quiet life working for the city’s electric department for three decades.

The family says they had received requests from around the world for an autographed copy of the famous photo that was taken by Army photographer Ken Bell.

The CBC's Dave Gilson has the story.


Army photographer Ken Bell took this photo of Albertan Harold Marshall during World War II. (Ken Bell/Public Archives Canada)