Edwin Robinson (1877 - 1916)

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Edwin Robinson
1877 - 1916
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c. 1877
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June 19, 1916
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Edwin Robinson was born c. 1877. He died on June 19, 1916 at age 39.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 6778 Rank: Private Regiment: Australian Army Medical Corps Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Field Amb.

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Edwin Robinson passed away on June 19, 1916 at 39 years of age. He was buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery F. 101., Egypt. He was born c. 1877. We have no information about Edwin's family or relationships.

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In 1877, in the year that Edwin Robinson was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1886, he was only 9 years old when on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1895, at the age of 18 years old, Edwin was alive when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1909, Edwin was 32 years old when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1916, in the year of Edwin Robinson'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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