William Thomas Martin (1882 - 1916)

William Thomas Martin
1882 - 1916
updated July 29, 2019
William Thomas Martin was born in 1882 in Ballarat, Australia. He was born to John Martin and Emily Pearce Martin. He died on July 1, 1916 at 34 years of age.
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William Thomas Martin
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William
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Thomas
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Martin
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Ballarat, Australia
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Gordon Dump Cemetery Ovillers-la Boisselle, in France
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Service number: l/10813
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 4th Bn.

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William Thomas Martin died on July 1, 1916 at 34 years old. He was buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery Ovillers-la Boisselle, France. William was born in 1882 in Ballarat, Australia. He was born to John Martin and Emily Pearce Martin.
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In 1882, in the year that William Thomas Martin was born, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1890, he was only 8 years old when on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1897, by the time he was merely 15 years old, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1901, by the time he was 19 years old, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1916, in the year of William Thomas Martin'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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c. 1891 - Sep 30, 1918
c. 1902 - Jun 17, 1940
c. 1921 - Jan 1, 1942
c. 1915 - Oct 26, 1946
c. 1899 - May 30, 1918
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1897 - Aug 17, 1916
c. 1888 - Oct 8, 1917
c. 1895 - Sep 1, 1918
c. 1913 - Feb 9, 1944
c. 1895 - Dec 26, 1947
1908 - May 4, 1941
c. 1891 - Sep 30, 1918
c. 1902 - Jun 17, 1940
c. 1921 - Jan 1, 1942
c. 1915 - Oct 26, 1946
c. 1899 - May 30, 1918
c. 1889 - Apr 9, 1917
Unknown - Sep 26, 1917
c. 1892 - Oct 8, 1917
Unknown - Mar 22, 1918
c. 1918 - May 21, 1941
c. 1902 - Sep 2, 1940
Unknown - Sep 24, 1943
c. 1925 - Feb 23, 1944
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