Gilbert Wood (1892 - 1918)

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Gilbert Wood
1892 - 1918
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c. 1892
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April 11, 1918
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Gilbert Wood was born c. 1892. He died on April 11, 1918 at 26 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 305472 Rank: Corporal Regiment: Duke Of Wellington's (west Riding Regiment) Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/7th Bn.
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Gilbert Wood died on April 11, 1918 at age 26. He was buried in Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 82 To 85 And 162a., Belgium. He was born c. 1892. We are unaware of information about Gilbert's immediate family.

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In 1892, in the year that Gilbert Wood was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1900, he was merely 8 years old 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, Gilbert was only 10 years old when the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1918, in the year of Gilbert Wood's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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