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Robert Bruce Newlands (1891 - 1917)

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Robert Bruce Newlands
1891 - 1917
Born
c. 1891
Death
October 2, 1917
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Robert Bruce Newlands was born c. 1891, and died at age 25 years old on October 2, 1917. Robert Newlands was buried at Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 31. in Belgium. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Bruce Newlands.
Updated: September 30, 2013

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Service number: 4058 Rank: Private Regiment: Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bty
October 2, 1917
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Robert Newlands passed away at age 25 years old on October 2, 1917, and was buried at Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 31. in Belgium. Robert Bruce Newlands was born c. 1891.

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Robert Bruce Newlands lived 37 years shorter than the average Newlands family member when he died at the age of 26.
The average age of a Newlands family member is 63.
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1891 - 1917 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Robert Bruce Newlands was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1900, he 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 1901, Robert was just 10 years old when Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1917, in the year of Robert Bruce Newlands's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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