|Attestation Papers for Sidney Halliday|
But in 2006 the remains of 8 soldiers were found in a muddy field in France. 4 were identified but 4 were unknown. Luckily the locket with Lizzie Walmsley's name engraved on the outside and containing a lock of her hair was found. A search of the records of the missing soldiers from that Winnipeg regiment revealed that Sidney Halliday asked for $10.00 to be given to Lizzie Walmsley in the event of his death.
I was curious about what happened to Lizzie so I did a little research. I suspect that she may be the Elizabeth Walmsley born in Manitoba in 1900 who married David Sands in 1920.
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