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Ernest Langford Wood (1896 - 1917)

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Ernest Langford Wood
1896 - 1917
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c. 1896
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April 7, 1917
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Ernest Langford Wood was born c. 1896. He died on April 7, 1917 at 21 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: g/19179 Rank: Private Regiment: Queen's Own (royal West Kent Regiment) Unit/ship/squadron: 11th Bn.
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Ernest Langford Wood died on April 7, 1917 at 21 years old. He was buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Aa. 55., Belgium. He was born c. 1896. We have no information about Ernest's surviving family.
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In 1896, in the year that Ernest Langford Wood was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1900, by the time he was just 4 years old, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1903, he was just 7 years old when two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1917, in the year of Ernest Langford Wood's passing, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

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