George Walter Hillman

(1886 - 1914)

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George Walter Hillman
1886 - 1914
Born
c. 1886
Death
October 29, 1914
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George Walter Hillman was born c. 1886. He died on October 29, 1914 at age 28.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Walter Hillman
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Le Touret Memorial Panels 34 And 35. in France
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Service number: 811
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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George Walter Hillman passed away on October 29, 1914 at age 28. He was buried in Le Touret Memorial Panels 34 And 35., France. He was born c. 1886. There is no information about George's surviving family.

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In 1886, in the year that George Walter Hillman was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1895, George was just 9 years old 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 1898, he was merely 12 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1904, he was 18 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1914, in the year of George Walter Hillman's passing, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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