Ernest Wilfred Wood (1892 - 1916)

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Ernest Wilfred Wood
1892 - 1916
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c. 1892
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November 28, 1916
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Ernest Wilfred Wood was born c. 1892. He died on November 28, 1916 at 24 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 1546
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: British West Indies Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 5th Bn.

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Ernest Wilfred Wood died on November 28, 1916 at age 24. He was buried in Alexandria (hadra) War Memorial Cemetery C. 15., Egypt. He was born c. 1892. There is no information about Ernest's family or relationships.

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In 1892, in the year that Ernest Wilfred Wood was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1900, at the age of only 8 years old, Ernest was alive when the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1902, at the age of just 10 years old, Ernest was alive when about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1916, in the year of Ernest Wilfred 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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