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Jackson Corwin Nixon
P/O Jackson Corwin Nixon, older son of the Hon. H. C. Nixon, M.L.A., former Premier of Ontario, and former Provincial Secretary, and Mrs. Nixon, St. George, had chosen to become a farmer and follow in the footsteps of his father. He had been educated at the St. George Public and Continuation Schools and had then attended the Ontario Agricultural College from where, in July, 1940, he graduated with a degree of B.S.A. But the war interfered with such peaceful plans and a month after he had laid away his school books, he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. The following April, he graduated as an air observer and received his commission. He had been overseas only a short time when, after a night bombing operation on Frankfurt, September 3, 1941, be lost his life. One of Brant County's most promising young men was thus lost in the service of his country. Some indication of the high esteem in which his family is held was the presentation to them of a portrait of P/O Nixon painted by the noted Toronto artist, J. E. Sampson, A.R.C.A., the gift being made by Premier Mitchell Hepburn, members of the Ontario Cabinet and department officials.