William Bickerton Whitehead (1883 - 1915)

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'925' Shrapnel Valley Cemetery,
13th Bn.

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Service number: Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Rank: Private
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.

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Bickerton

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1883 - In the year that William Bickerton Whitehead was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1895 - When he was merely 12 years old, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

1908 - When he was 25 years old, 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).

1914 - William was 31 years old when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

1915 - In the year of William Bickerton Whitehead'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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William Bickerton Whitehead passed away on May 23, 1915 at 32 years old. No cause of death has been entered for William. He was buried in '925' Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, 13th Bn.. He was born around 1883. We are unaware of information about William's family.

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