William Josiah Shepherd (1895 - 1918)

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Chocques Military Cemetery Iii. B. 38.,
France

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Service number: 325699
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.

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Josiah

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Carl Eklund Shepherd

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Carl Thane Shepherd

Carl Thane Shepherd

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Carl Thane Shepherd

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Joseph Henry Shepherd

Joseph Henry Shepherd

James Lee Shepherd gravesite

James Lee Shepherd gravesite

Mary (Wingler) Shepherd

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Timeline

1895 - In the year that William Josiah Shepherd was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1899 - At the age of just 4 years old, William was alive when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1903 - He was only 8 years old when two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

1916 - He was 21 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1918 - In the year of William Josiah Shepherd's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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William Josiah Shepherd died on April 12, 1918 at 23 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for William. He was buried in Chocques Military Cemetery Iii. B. 38., France. He was born around 1895. We have no information about William's family.

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