Walter Douglas Kennedy (1886 - 1917)

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Jerusalem Memorial Panel 18.,
Israel And Palestine (including Gaza)

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Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: 5th Bn.

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Douglas

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1886 - In the year that Walter Douglas Kennedy was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

1906 - At the age of 20 years old, Walter was alive when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

1910 - By the time he was 24 years old, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

1916 - When he was 30 years old, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

1917 - In the year of Walter Douglas Kennedy's passing, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

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Walter Douglas Kennedy passed away on April 19, 1917 at age 31. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Jerusalem Memorial Panel 18., Israel And Palestine (including Gaza). He was born around 1886. There is no information about Walter's surviving family.

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