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Francis Samuel Brydon
Francis Samuel Brydon Pilot Officer J/90923 625 RAF Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force April 8, 1922 Somerset, NS March 14, 1942 Halifax, NS 19 June 1, 1944 22 Poix-De-Picardie Churchyard , Somme, France Row C. Coll. grave 6-8. Commemorated on page 261 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 1 Francis Samuel Brydon was the son of Franklin Augustine and Hilda Madeline Brydon, of Berwick, King's County, NS. Prior to his enlistment he was employed as a farm labourer. Francis Brydon trained in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Quebec. He went overseas in 1943 and was assinged to 625 RAF Squadron. On June 1, 1944, Francis Brydon was the Navigator on Lancaster aircraft LM.427 reported missing as a result of operations against Tergnier in northern France. In July 1945, it was determined that the aircraft crashed approximately twenty miles south east of Dieppe near Beauvais. Four of the crew were killed, including Francis Brydon and were buried in the Poix Communal Cemetery. Three members of the crew escaped and were taken as prisoners of war.