William Henry Phillips

(1891 - 1916)

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William Henry Phillips
1891 - 1916
Born
1891
South Melbourne, Australia
Death
July 19, 1916
Last Known Residence
South Melbourne, Australia
Summary
William Henry Phillips was born in 1891 in South Melbourne, Australia. He was born to George Phillips and Christina Lyel (Shanks) Phillips. He died on July 19, 1916 at age 25.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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William Henry Phillips
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William Henry Phillips
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South Melbourne, Australia
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William Phillips was born in in South Melbourne, Australia
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William Phillips died on
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William Phillips was born in in South Melbourne, Australia
William Phillips died on
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V.c. Corner Australian Cemetery And Memorial in rd Bn.
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Service number: France
Rank: Private
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.
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William Henry Phillips passed away on July 19, 1916 at 25 years of age. He was buried in V.c. Corner Australian Cemetery And Memorial, rd Bn.. William was born in 1891 in South Melbourne, Australia. He was born to George Phillips and Christina Lyel (Shanks) Phillips.

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In 1891, in the year that William Henry Phillips was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1900, William was merely 9 years old when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1916, in the year of William Henry Phillips's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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