Memorable Manitobans: Allan Bell Brydon (1880-1940)
Born at Portage la Prairie on 13 April 1880, one of ten children of James and Christina Brydon, he was educated at the Ontario Veterinary College at Toronto. During the South African War, he served with the 5th Regiment of the Canadian Mounted Rifles. In 1916, he served during the First World War in France and Salonika, contracting malaria in the latter place, which hastened his death at an early age. He returned to Portage la Prairie after the war and practiced as a veterinarian. On 27 October 1923, he married Anne Watts Sinclair (?-?) at Winnipeg. They had no children. He was a Conservative candidate for the Gladstone constituency in the 1936 provincial general election. He died at Portage la Prairie on 27 March 1940 and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery.
“Portage la Prairie,” Free Press Prairie Farmer, 30 April 1902, page 7.
Marriage registration [Allan Bell Brydon, Anne Sinclair], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
We thank Dianne Brydon for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 May 2023