Ernest Charles Wood (1894 - 1916)

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Ernest Charles Wood
1894 - 1916
Ken Hill, Australia
July 27, 1916
Last Known Residence
Ken Hill, Australia
Ernest Charles Wood was born in 1894 in Ken Hill, Australia. He was born to Edward Charles Wood and Rebecca Sutton Wood. He died on July 27, 1916 at 22 years old.
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Ernest Charles Wood
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Ernest Charles Wood
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Ken Hill, Australia
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Ernest Wood was born in in Ken Hill, Australia
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Ernest Wood was born in in Ken Hill, Australia
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Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 20. in Belgium
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Service number: g/20566
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.

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Ernest Charles Wood passed away on July 27, 1916 at 22 years old. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 20., Belgium. Ernest was born in 1894 in Ken Hill, Australia. He was born to Edward Charles Wood and Rebecca Sutton Wood.

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In 1894, in the year that Ernest Charles Wood was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1900, by the time he was only 6 years old, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1909, when he was merely 15 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1916, in the year of Ernest Charles Wood'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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