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William John Lennard (1895 - 1918)

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William John Lennard
1895 - 1918
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c. 1895
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April 11, 1918
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William John Lennard was born c. 1895. He died on April 11, 1918 at 23 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 98328 Rank: Sapper Regiment: Royal Engineers Unit/ship/squadron: 510th Field Coy.
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William John Lennard passed away on April 11, 1918 at age 23. He was buried in Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 1., Belgium. He was born c. 1895. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family.
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In 1895, in the year that William John Lennard was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1900, William was merely 5 years old when 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 1918, in the year of William John Lennard's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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