Ben Williams (died 1916)

Ben Williams
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updated February 06, 2019
Ben Williams died on July 22, 1916.
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Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 46 - 48 And 50., in Belgium
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Service number: s/1840
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Rifle Brigade
Unit/ship/squadron: 11th Bn.

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Ben Williams died on July 22, 1916. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 46 - 48 And 50., Belgium. We have no information about Ben's family.
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1916 World Events

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In 1811, on November 7th, the Battle of Tippecanoe was fought. American troops led by William Henry Harrison - then Governor of the Indiana Territory, later the 9th President of the United States - defeated the Native American warriors. A confederacy of Native American tribes opposed U.S. expansion into Indian Territory. but Tecumseh was gone, recruiting troops, and there was no military leader on the Native American side. The battle lasted 2 hours.

In 1823, President James Monroe first introduced the Monroe Doctrine in his State of the Union address. He didn't deliver the speech personally - it was written and delivered to Congress. The Doctrine said that any European attempts to re colonize the Americas would be considered a hostile act towards the United States. It also stated that the US wouldn't interfere with any European colonies and wouldn't interfere with any European affairs.

In 1844, on June 6th in London, George Williams set up the first YMCA based on the idea of a healthy "body, mind, and spirit" - what he considered Christian values. Now headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, there are over 57 million worldwide beneficiaries and 125 national associations.

In 1901, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1916, in the year of Ben Williams's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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Other Williamses

around 1897 - Jul 26, 1917
Unknown - Apr 26, 1918
around 1885 - Jun 8, 1917
around 1883 - Sep 29, 1917
Unknown - Nov 8, 1915
around 1886 - Apr 21, 1917
around 1896 - Aug 10, 1915
around 1896 - Jun 4, 1915
around 1897 - Sep 25, 1915
around 1891 - May 12, 1917
Unknown - Jul 14, 1916
Unknown - Dec 30, 1917
around 1896 - May 3, 1917
around 1919 - May 6, 1942
around 1895 - Jun 10, 1944
around 1902 - Apr 30, 1918
around 1892 - Jan 16, 1944
Unknown - Oct 5, 1915
around 1898 - Nov 9, 1918
around 1922 - Feb 9, 1942

Other Bios

around 1897 - Jul 26, 1917
Unknown - Apr 26, 1918
around 1885 - Jun 8, 1917
around 1883 - Sep 29, 1917
Unknown - Nov 8, 1915
around 1886 - Apr 21, 1917
around 1896 - Aug 10, 1915
around 1896 - Jun 4, 1915
around 1897 - Sep 25, 1915
around 1891 - May 12, 1917
Unknown - Jul 14, 1916
Unknown - Dec 30, 1917
around 1896 - May 3, 1917
around 1919 - May 6, 1942
around 1895 - Jun 10, 1944
around 1902 - Apr 30, 1918
around 1892 - Jan 16, 1944
Unknown - Oct 5, 1915
around 1898 - Nov 9, 1918
around 1922 - Feb 9, 1942
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