William John Allen (1887 - 1916)

William John Allen
1887 - 1916
updated July 24, 2019
William John Allen was born in 1887. He was born to Allen William Allen and Sarah Sharp Allen. He died on September 25, 1916 in Geelong, Australia at age 29.
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William John Allen
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William
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John
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Allen
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Geelong, Australia
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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 1 A And 8 A., in France
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Service number: 51111
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 105th Bty. 22nd Bde.

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William John Allen died on September 25, 1916 in Geelong, Australia at 29 years of age. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 1 A And 8 A., France. William was born in 1887. He was born to Allen William Allen and Sarah Sharp Allen.
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In 1887, in the year that William John Allen was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1891, at the age of merely 4 years old, William was alive when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1892, when he was merely 5 years old, 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 1902, when he was only 15 years old, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1916, in the year of William John Allen's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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