Edward Arthur Robinson (1889 - 1916)

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Edward Arthur Robinson
1889 - 1916
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c. 1889
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August 9, 1916
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Edward Arthur Robinson was born c. 1889. He died on August 9, 1916 at 27 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Warloy-baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Vii. B. 9. in France
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Service number: 20144
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 5th Bn.

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Edward Arthur Robinson died on August 9, 1916 at 27 years of age. He was buried in Warloy-baillon Communal Cemetery Extension Vii. B. 9., France. He was born c. 1889. We have no information about Edward's immediate family.

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In 1889, in the year that Edward Arthur Robinson was born, on May 31st, the South Fork Dam collapsed. Located in western Pennsylvania, the dam failed - sending more than 20 million tons of water into the towns below it. The flood killed more than 2,200 people in and around Johnstown. The newly formed Red Cross responded to the disaster.

In 1890, when he was just 1 year old, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1898, when he was just 9 years old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1905, Edward was 16 years old when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1916, in the year of Edward Arthur Robinson'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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