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Mervyn Bruce Grace (1891 - 1917)

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Mervyn Bruce Grace
1891 - 1917
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c. 1891
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May 8, 1917
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Mervyn Bruce Grace was born c. 1891. He died on May 8, 1917 at 26 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Rank: Lieutenant Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.
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Mervyn Bruce Grace died on May 8, 1917 at 26 years of age. He was buried in Templeux-le-guerard British Cemetery I. E. 43., France. He was born c. 1891. We are unaware of information about Mervyn's family or relationships.
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In 1891, in the year that Mervyn Bruce Grace 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, Mervyn was only 9 years old when the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1903, when he was just 12 years old, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1917, in the year of Mervyn Bruce Grace's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

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