John Thomas Payton (1895 - 1918)

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Rocquigny-equancourt Road British Cemetery Manancourt,
France

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Service number: 16594
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: d Coy. 12th Bn.

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Thomas

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1895 - In the year that John Thomas Payton was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

1897 - He was merely 2 years old when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1910 - At the age of just 15 years old, John was alive when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

1917 - John was 22 years old when 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.

1918 - In the year of John Thomas Payton's passing, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

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John Thomas Payton died on October 15, 1918 at 23 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Rocquigny-equancourt Road British Cemetery Manancourt, France. He was born around 1895. We have no information about John's surviving family.

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