Pte Ralph Henry Brydon Panel 27 Column 1
Ralph was born on May 14 1921 in Edson Alberta as the son of Charles and Mrs. Brydon (deceased), of White Rock, British Columbia. His aunt was Emma Viola Brydon and his foster mother after the death of his mother and she also was her sister.
He was the half-brother of Pte Harry Bowman Brydon, Princess Patricia`s Canadian Light Infantry, who was killed in action during the Korean War on Monday October 8 1951 and he was buried at the UN Cemetery in Busan South Korea grave 20-5-1173. Harry was the brother of Stanley Charles and Gladys Brydon. And he was the half-brother of Marie Fenmore.
He was a farmer and member of the United Church.
He enlisted on December 16 1942 in Winnipeg and he went overseas to the UK on December 3 1943.
He took part of the D-Day landing on June 6 1944 and Brydon was presumed killed in action on Saturday June 10 age 23 in the C Coy near Putot en Bessin during an attack at a railway bridge and he was missed after that.
His father and aunt have done then very much research work in Canada to find out if he was killed in action with a burial in a known grave in France or a prisoner of war but with unfortunately no result at all.
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin Normandy.