William Joseph Wilkinson (1897 - 1917)

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Burial / Funeral

Poperinghe New Military Cemetery Ii. H. 11.,
Belgium

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Service number: 26039
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: d Coy. 17th Bn.

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Joseph

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1897 - In the year that William Joseph Wilkinson was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

1908 - When he was only 11 years old, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

1914 - At the age of 17 years old, William was alive when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

1916 - William was 19 years old when the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

1917 - In the year of William Joseph Wilkinson's passing, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

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William Joseph Wilkinson died on June 19, 1917 at age 20. There is no known cause of death for William. He was buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery Ii. H. 11., Belgium. He was born around 1897. We are unaware of information about William's family.

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