William Wilfred Thomas (1894 - 1918)

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Duisans British Cemetery Etrun,
France

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Service number: g/53527
Rank: Private
Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/8th Bn.

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Wilfred

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1894 - In the year that William Wilfred Thomas was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1899 - At the age of merely 5 years old, William was alive when on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1901 - He was just 7 years old when 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.

1909 - At the age of only 15 years old, William was alive when William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

1918 - In the year of William Wilfred Thomas'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 Wilfred Thomas passed away on October 3, 1918 at age 24. No cause of death has been entered for William. He was buried in Duisans British Cemetery Etrun, France. He was born around 1894. There is no information about William's surviving family.

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