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10-28-2009, 02:08 PM
From toronto Star Newspaper..Victoria is in Canada

VICTORIA — The city of Victoria is trying to track down the family of a First World War veteran whose victory medal was found on the side of the road.

A city worker found the medal last year in a cardboard box in a ditch.

The truck driver and a city manager have been trying for a year to find the family of Maj. G.D. Walker, whose name is engraved on the medal.

But calls to the Canadian Forces, the Canadian Archives and local police haven’t helped to find the family.

Manager David Myles says that with Remembrance Day approaching, they’re making a public appeal for help.

The British Empire medal — which was handed out to all Commonwealth soldiers, including Canadians — is bronze, features the winged figure of Victory on one side and the words “The Great War for Civilization” on the back.

10-29-2009, 01:17 AM
I wonder how it got there in the first place...hope they find the family.