Maurice Williams (1894 - 1915)

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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Iii. A. 4.,
Belgium

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Service number: 11286
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Duke Of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.

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1894 - In the year that Maurice Williams was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1897 - At the age of merely 3 years old, Maurice was alive 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.

1907 - Maurice was merely 13 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1908 - Maurice was only 14 years old when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1915 - In the year of Maurice Williams's passing, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

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Maurice Williams passed away on July 30, 1915 at age 21. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Iii. A. 4., Belgium. He was born around 1894. We are unaware of information about Maurice's family or relationships.

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