William Patrick Martin (1878 - 1920)

William Patrick Martin
1878 - 1920
updated February 06, 2019
William Patrick Martin was born in 1878. He died in 1920 at 42 years of age.
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William Patrick Martin
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William
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Patrick
Middle name
Martin
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Died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease while on active service. Served @ Gallipoli
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at '12/2379' Purewa Public Cemetery,
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Presbyterian

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Military Service

Service number: 12/2379
Rank: Private
Embarkment Unit: Auckland Infantry Regiment N.Z.E.F. Sec 2
Transport: HMNZT24
Wellington, NZ
Embarkment Unit: Ak Infantry Regiment
Body Unit: 5th Reinforcements

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Single during wartime. Married Elizabeth Miller 1878.

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1878 - 1920 World Events

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In 1878, in the year that William Patrick Martin was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1881, at the age of only 3 years old, William was alive when on October 26th, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" happened in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds - the Earps and Doc Holliday on one side and the "Cowboys" on the other side. The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton of the Cowboys were killed. Two of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday were wounded.

In 1896, by the time he was 18 years old, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1906, William was 28 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1920, in the year of William Patrick Martin's passing, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

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Oct 29, 1954 - Unknown
Nov 2, 1927 - Dec 30, 2002
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Oct 19, 1929 - May 25, 1991
Dec 21, 1957 - Unknown
1776 - Unknown
1895 - 1965
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 2, 1930 - Jan 12, 1966
Mar 12, 2013 - Unknown
Aug 6, 1877 - Mar 29, 1965
Unknown - Sep 26, 1917
c. 1889 - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1899 - May 30, 1918
c. 1915 - Oct 26, 1946
c. 1921 - Jan 1, 1942
c. 1902 - Jun 17, 1940
c. 1891 - Sep 30, 1918
1908 - May 4, 1941
c. 1895 - Dec 26, 1947

Other Martins

c. 1920 - Mar 15, 1942
c. 1923 - Feb 24, 1944
c. 1916 - May 24, 1941
c. 1917 - Feb 12, 1942
Unknown - Oct 11, 1918
c. 1874 - Oct 27, 1917
c. 1916 - Jan 11, 1941
c. 1922 - May 22, 1945
Unknown - Apr 7, 1918
c. 1896 - Jun 5, 1918
c. 1878 - Sep 1, 1916
c. 1922 - Feb 10, 1947
Unknown - Mar 28, 1918
Unknown - Aug 13, 1917
Unknown - Jan 10, 1919
Unknown - Jun 12, 1918
c. 1921 - Jun 5, 1942
c. 1895 - Dec 24, 1916

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c. 1920 - Mar 15, 1942
c. 1923 - Feb 24, 1944
c. 1916 - May 24, 1941
c. 1917 - Feb 12, 1942
Unknown - Oct 11, 1918
c. 1874 - Oct 27, 1917
c. 1916 - Jan 11, 1941
c. 1922 - May 22, 1945
Unknown - Apr 7, 1918
c. 1896 - Jun 5, 1918
c. 1878 - Sep 1, 1916
c. 1922 - Feb 10, 1947
Unknown - Mar 28, 1918
Unknown - Aug 13, 1917
Unknown - Jan 10, 1919
Unknown - Jun 12, 1918
c. 1921 - Jun 5, 1942
c. 1895 - Dec 24, 1916
1882 - Jul 1, 1916
1897 - Aug 17, 1916
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