William George Gregory (1892 - 1915)

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William George Gregory
1892 - 1915
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c. 1892
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August 10, 1915
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William George Gregory was born c. 1892. He died on August 10, 1915 at 23 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 12224 Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: Duke Of Wellington's (west Riding Regiment) Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn.
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William George Gregory died on August 10, 1915 at 23 years of age. He was buried in Green Hill Cemetery Ii. G. 15., Turkey (including Gallipoli). He was born c. 1892. There is no information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1892, in the year that William George Gregory was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1900, he was just 8 years old when the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1901, at the age of merely 9 years old, William was alive when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1915, in the year of William George Gregory's passing, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

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