Bryan Priestman

Bryan Priestman

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d: 1945
From University of New Brunswick - http://www.lib.unb.ca/archives/priestman.html:

"Bryan Priestman, the only son of well known English artist Bertram Priestman*, received both his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Cambridge University, England. Coming to Canada shortly after the first World War, Priestman was a lecturer in Physics at the University of Saskatchewan before entering Graduate School at McGill University where he earned a PhD. In 1929, he was appointed Head of the Department of Physics at UNB, a position which he held for twelve years.

In 1940, Bryan Priestman enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and after spending some time with the First Army Cooperation Squadron and at Headquarters in London, he transferred to the Atlantic Ferry Command, later the Transport Command. Priestman was a navigator of outstanding ability, making many trans-Atlantic flights as well as flights to North Africa and the Middle East. He eventually rose to the rank of Squadron Leader.

After his discharge in September 1945, he returned to the position of Head of the Department of Physics at UNB. On November 11, 1945, Bryan Priestman died in an attempt to rescue a drowning boy from the St. John River."
Biography
From University of New Brunswick - http://www.lib.unb.ca/archives/priestman.html:

"Bryan Priestman, the only son of well known English artist Bertram Priestman*, received both his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Cambridge University, England. Coming to Canada shortly after the first World War, Priestman was a lecturer in Physics at the University of Saskatchewan before entering Graduate School at McGill University where he earned a PhD. In 1929, he was appointed Head of the Department of Physics at UNB, a position which he held for twelve years.

In 1940, Bryan Priestman enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and after spending some time with the First Army Cooperation Squadron and at Headquarters in London, he transferred to the Atlantic Ferry Command, later the Transport Command. Priestman was a navigator of outstanding ability, making many trans-Atlantic flights as well as flights to North Africa and the Middle East. He eventually rose to the rank of Squadron Leader.

After his discharge in September 1945, he returned to the position of Head of the Department of Physics at UNB. On November 11, 1945, Bryan Priestman died in an attempt to rescue a drowning boy from the St. John River."
Facts
  • 1945 - Death - ; New Brunswick, Canada
Ancestors
   
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Bertram Priestman
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Bertram Priestman
BirthABT 1867Bradford, Yorkshire; or Darlington, Durham
Death1951 Woodbridge, Suffolk
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CHILDREN
FErica Priestman
Birth1906
DeathDEC 1985
Marriage9 APR 1927to Edward Holroyd Pearce , Lord at Dallinghoo, Suffolk
MBryan Priestman
Birth
Death1945New Brunswick, Canada