Edward W. Thomas (1895 - 1916)

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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 15 C.,
France

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Service number: 683
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit/ship/squadron: 7th Bn. Formerly 2nd Bn.

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1895 - In the year that Edward W. Thomas was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

1904 - Edward was just 9 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

1906 - He was only 11 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

1907 - At the age of merely 12 years old, Edward was alive when the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

1916 - In the year of Edward W. Thomas's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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Edward W. Thomas passed away on October 12, 1916 at age 21. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 15 C., France. He was born around 1895. We are unaware of information about Edward's surviving family.

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