Thomas W. Bell (1898 - 1918)

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Jerusalem Memorial Panels 47 To 53.,
Israel And Palestine (including Gaza)

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Service number: 324311
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: London Regiment (city Of London Rifles)
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.

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1898 - In the year that Thomas W. Bell was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1899 - Thomas was merely 1 year old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1900 - Thomas was only 2 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.

1908 - Thomas was just 10 years old when the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

1918 - In the year of Thomas W. Bell's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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Thomas W. Bell passed away on April 30, 1918 at 20 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Jerusalem Memorial Panels 47 To 53., Israel And Palestine (including Gaza). He was born around 1898. We have no information about Thomas's family or relationships.

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