William George Phillips

(1897 - 1918)

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William George Phillips
1897 - 1918
Born
1897
Beaufort, Australia
Death
August 27, 1918
Last Known Residence
Beaufort, Australia
Summary
William George Phillips was born in 1897 in Beaufort, Australia. He was born to John Phillips and Selina Trainor Phillips. He died on August 27, 1918 at 21 years of age.
Updated: July 30, 2019
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William George Phillips
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William George Phillips
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Beaufort, Australia
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William Phillips was born in in Beaufort, Australia
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William Phillips died on
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William Phillips was born in in Beaufort, Australia
William Phillips died on
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Daours Communal Cemetery Extension in th Bn.
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Service number: France
Rank: Private
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.
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William George Phillips passed away on August 27, 1918 at 21 years old. He was buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, th Bn.. William was born in 1897 in Beaufort, Australia. He was born to John Phillips and Selina Trainor Phillips.

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In 1897, in the year that William George Phillips was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1900, by the time he was only 3 years old, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1909, when he was just 12 years old, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1918, in the year of William George Phillips'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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