Edwin Walter Wood (1895 - 1918)

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Edwin Walter Wood
1895 - 1918
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c. 1895
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October 4, 1918
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Edwin Walter Wood was born c. 1895. He died on October 4, 1918 at 23 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: s4/044776
Rank: Private
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: 122nd Coy.

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Edwin Walter Wood passed away on October 4, 1918 at age 23. He was buried in Salonika (lembet Road) Military Cemetery 1555., Greece. He was born c. 1895. There is no information about Edwin's immediate family.

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In 1895, in the year that Edwin Walter Wood was born, 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 1900, by the time he was just 5 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1901, when he was just 6 years old, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1918, in the year of Edwin Walter Wood's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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