Gilbert Wood (1891 - 1916)

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Gilbert Wood
1891 - 1916
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c. 1891
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April 9, 1916
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Gilbert Wood was born c. 1891. He died on April 9, 1916 at 25 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 12591
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: King's Own (royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.

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Gilbert Wood passed away on April 9, 1916 at age 25. He was buried in Basra Memorial Panel 7., Iraq. He was born c. 1891. We are unaware of information about Gilbert's family or relationships.

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In 1891, in the year that Gilbert Wood was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1900, by the time he was merely 9 years old, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1904, at the age of just 13 years old, Gilbert was alive when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1916, in the year of Gilbert Wood's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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