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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Herbert Dedrick “Frank” Pickersgill (1915-1944)

War hero.

Born at Winnipeg on 25 February 1915, son of Frank Pickersgill and Sarah Doole, brother of Jack Pickersgill, he was educated at Kelvin High School and United College. He then went to Paris to study French, and in 1940 volunteered for a mission with British intelligence behind enemy lines. Captured, he died in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in 1944.

See also:

Personal Memoirs: The Story of Earl Grey School (1952) by J. D. McLeod

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2019

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