Baker, Brigid Eileen Sheila Mary (Breda) (nee Halls)

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Branch: Women's Auxiliary Air Force
  • Date of birth: 1921
  • Where born: Hounslow, Middlesex, England
  • Date of death: November 9, 2005
  • Burial location: North Embro Cemetery, West Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: 1941 - November 1945
  • Country enlisted with: United Kingdom

Biography

Breda Halls of Hounslow, Middlesex, England joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941.  She received her basic training at Gloucester and her training as a pay clerk at Penarth, South Wales.  She served on Royal Air Force stations on Thorney Island near Portsmouth, Stranraer, Scotland, Halton in Buckinghamshire and Redding, England.  She met her future husband Terence Baker at Camp Bognor Regis early in the war and they were married May 28, 1945.  Mrs. Baker came to Canada aboard the Queen Mary in May 1946, arriving in Halifax on their first wedding anniversary.  She and Terry raised 4 children - Deirdre, Michale, Gregory and David.   

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HOZ - Baker Terry and Breda tombstone
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