May 31, 2016

Help Find the Lady in the Locket

When Charles Reid enlisted in Newfoundland to fight in World War 1, he could not know that he would meet a lovely young woman, have a locket made with their photographs, and then die in combat in July 1916.

The locket, in its original box from J. McGilvray & Son Jewellers in Oban Scotland, was sent to Charle's family in Newfoundland. No one knows who the lovely woman was.

Charles' descendants are anxious to know. I did some investigating and found Charles' Attestation files online at http://www.rnr.therooms.ca/soldier_files/Reid_Charles_rnr-1989.pdf. The papers show that he was in Edinburgh Scotland between 1915 and 1916. Perhaps he might this young lady there. 

Read the full story at  Who's the lady in the locket?: Piece of WW I history contains clue to mysterious love story

Perhaps someone knows who the lady in the locket is.

Thanks to Gail Dever of Genealogy a la Carte for the link to this story.

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