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Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6450 on: April 22, 2018, 08:12:48 PM »
Sad about the drowning. It is crazy how many people don't know how to swim and yet will still go into water. I heard back in the day many sailors and fisherman couldn't swim. I know some shrimpers on the coast that the old timers don't know how to swim. Crazy, I say!

I like the phrasing. "Art Has Solved The Great Mystery" should've been the headlines. I wonder what would cause the gentlemen's paralysis to come and go?

Ha, I imagined Art's name in that headline too.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6451 on: April 22, 2018, 08:16:31 PM »
Ha, I imagined Art's name in that headline too.
In a worse situation your posting about a Spandau machine-gun position got me an ear-worm of early 80's new wave music going on. It sucks.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6452 on: April 22, 2018, 08:18:44 PM »
In a worse situation your posting about a Spandau machine-gun position got me an ear-worm of early 80's new wave music going on. It sucks.



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6453 on: April 23, 2018, 12:28:24 AM »


Thanks, Shay.  In keeping with the thread's theme, this seems like a 100 years ago.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6454 on: April 23, 2018, 02:39:06 AM »


Johann Konigbauer

Soldier with the 8th Reserve Bavarian Field Artillery Regiment.

Holder of the Iron Cross, 2nd Class, and the Military Service Cross, 3rd Class.

Died on April 23, 1918 after being badly wounded.

He was buried in Seclin, France.

He was 24 years old.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6455 on: April 23, 2018, 02:36:11 PM »

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6456 on: April 23, 2018, 08:34:13 PM »


Johann Konigbauer

Soldier with the 8th Reserve Bavarian Field Artillery Regiment.

Holder of the Iron Cross, 2nd Class, and the Military Service Cross, 3rd Class.

Died on April 23, 1918 after being badly wounded.

He was buried in Seclin, France.

He was 24 years old.
An interesting surname: "King" & "Peasant" (or "Farmer" in more modern usage.)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6457 on: April 23, 2018, 08:46:45 PM »
An interesting surname: "King" & "Peasant" (or "Farmer" in more modern usage.)

Right.  Something like a top farmer back in ancient times and the name stuck and was passed down?  Any idea what Gütler means?  At first I thought butler, or shop/warehouse owner, but it never translates.  I even have a dictionary of old German words but it isn't in there.  See it all the time on these cards, though.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6458 on: April 23, 2018, 08:57:07 PM »
Right.  Something like a top farmer back in ancient times and the name stuck and was passed down?  Any idea what Gütler means?  At first I thought butler, or shop/warehouse owner, but it never translates.  I even have a dictionary of old German words but it isn't in there.  See it all the time on these cards, though.
IDK, A quick internet search says ""Southern German for a holder of a small farm. But that is with two "Ts" so maybe a variant, typos, etc?
South German (Güttler): status name for the holder of a small farm, from Middle High German güetelin ‘small holding’, ultimately from guot ‘property’. 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6459 on: April 23, 2018, 09:34:35 PM »
IDK, A quick internet search says ""Southern German for a holder of a small farm. But that is with two "Ts" so maybe a variant, typos, etc?
South German (Güttler): status name for the holder of a small farm, from Middle High German güetelin ‘small holding’, ultimately from guot ‘property’.

Oh yes, property owner's son, and that would tie in with King of Farmers.  They probably held on to their land for generations.  Johann would have got the land next but of course, he didn't make it.  Thanks.  I looked up the town of Gunzkofen but not much there.  Probably a small Bavarian farming community. 
 

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6460 on: April 24, 2018, 03:00:30 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 24, 1918.


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Aerial photograph taken by German reconnaissance aircraft on the morning after the historic Zeebrugge Raid on 24th April 1918. Showing the gap in the Mole.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205315084 © IWM (Q 67726)


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German aerial photograph taken by German Reconnaissance aircraft on the morning after the historic Zeebrugge Raid of 24th April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205315083 © IWM (Q 67725)


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HMS VINDICTIVE at Dover following the Zeebrugge Raid showing damage done by German gunfire to the ship's bridge, foretop and forward armored flamethrower hut. Note the mattresses used to protect exposed parts of the ship's superstructure from bullets and shell splinters.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205026710 © IWM (Q 55566)


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Members of the crew of HMS PRINCE EUGENE cleaning the upper deck of HMS VINDICTIVE after her return to Dover following the Zeebrugge Raid. One sailor holds a flamethrower of the type used on the mole by members of the Royal Naval Air Service Experimental Party in support of the Royal Marine and naval landing parties.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205026713 © IWM (Q 55569)


R.I.P.


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Lieutenant Kenneth Chester Herron. Unit: Essex Yeomanry, attached to No. 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Death: 24 April 1918, Somme, Western Front.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205301135 © IWM (HU 123270)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6461 on: April 24, 2018, 03:45:57 AM »
A fascinating video that describes the April 23, 1918 raid on Zeebrugge.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6462 on: April 24, 2018, 02:43:23 PM »
A fascinating video that describes the April 23, 1918 raid on Zeebrugge.


Imagine volunteering for that mission! Btw roughly a 100 years later there was an awful ferry disaster there. Someone forgot to close the bow door (where you drive your car onto the ship.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Herald_of_Free_Enterprise


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6463 on: April 24, 2018, 09:15:21 PM »
Imagine volunteering for that mission! Btw roughly a 100 years later there was an awful ferry disaster there. Someone forgot to close the bow door (where you drive your car onto the ship.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Herald_of_Free_Enterprise


Pretty cool video shows what the BBC could pack into a ten minute news segment.  Well done, and God Save The Queen played just before sign off!  I remember those days when you had to wait until the next morning to catch up on the news.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6464 on: April 25, 2018, 02:40:35 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 25, 1918.


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Ruined buildings and fires burning in Amiens after an artillery bombardment, 25 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246768 © IWM (Q 11152)


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British and French troops in front of a gutted shop in Amiens, 25 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246758 © IWM (Q 11140)


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Ruined buildings and fires burning in Amiens after an artillery bombardment, 25 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246766 © IWM (Q 11150)


R.I.P.


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Private Peter Robert Jones 304232. Unit: 13th Battalion, Tank Corps. Death: 25 April 1918 Western Front. Son of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, of 125, Ashbourne Rd., Fulwood Rd., Liverpool, and the late Peter Jones. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205026110 © IWM (HU 96662)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6465 on: April 26, 2018, 03:49:22 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 26, 1918.


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Men of the 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, cross a temporary bridge over the River Narin at Narin Kopri, 26 April 1918. The original stone bridge was blown up by retreating Turkish forces during operations by III Indian Army Corps to drive them from the area around Tuz Khurmatli - Qara Tepe - Kifri.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215657 © IWM (Q 24650)


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Officers of No. 59 Squadron RAF examining the fuselage of a German Pfalz Scout D.III at Vert Galand Aerodrome, 26 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247695 © IWM (Q 12165)


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Actions of Villiers-Bretonneux. Wounded German prisoners at a Casualty Clearing Station at Namps, 26 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246571 © IWM (Q 10930)


R.I.P.


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Second Lieutenant Harold Witter. Unit: 13th Battalion, Tank Corps. Death: 26 April 1918. Missing in Action Western Front.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205391031 © IWM (HU 127741)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6466 on: April 26, 2018, 04:26:29 AM »
Actor Stafford Repp was born on April 26, 1918.  He appeared in lots of television shows during the 1960's but was perhaps best known for playing Chief O'Hara on "Batman."  He also played the mechanic on the Twilight Zone episode "Nick of Time" where the William Shatner character and his wife were held captive in a café by a devil decorated fortune telling machine.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Repp


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6467 on: April 27, 2018, 03:21:49 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 27, 1918.


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The Gare du Nord in Amiens, which was slightly damaged in the German bombardment, 27 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247051 © IWM (Q 11453)


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Battles of the Lys. An outpost of the 41st Division on the Poelcappelle Road at St. Jean, 27 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238601 © IWM (Q 6703)


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Nurses looking after British and French wounded on a RAMC ambulance train near Doullens, 27 April 1918. They are members of either the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve or the Territorial Force Nursing Service.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205193189 © IWM (Q 8749)
 

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American troops displaying results of bullet test on body armor at Langres, 27 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205354824 © IWM (Q 112258)


R.I.P.


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Second Lieutenant Augustus Montague Sargent. Unit: 15th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment). Death: 27 April 1918 Died of wounds in France Western Front. Son of Richard and Alice Matilda Sargent, late of Manor Villa, Wootton Bassett, Wilts; now of Seales Farm, Upper Seagry, Chippenham. Buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205388269 © IWM (HU 126167)

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6468 on: April 27, 2018, 03:45:37 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza.

(Went back in time to push my improved air compressor.)



Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6469 on: April 27, 2018, 04:18:04 AM »
Musician Kirby Stone was born 100 years ago.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby_Stone_Four


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6470 on: April 28, 2018, 03:38:55 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 28, 1918.


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British troops in captured Turkish positions following the action of Tuz Khurmatli, 28 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215658 © IWM (Q 24642)


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Stretcher bearers of the 38th Infantry Brigade (13th Division) bringing in a wounded man during the action of Tuz Khamatli, 28 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215656 © IWM (Q 24663)


R.I.P.


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Second Lieutenant Arthur Cecil Paterson. Unit: 1st/2nd Battalion, attached to 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Death: 28 April 1918 Western Front. Son of Arthur Thomas and Lily Paterson, of 79, Danecroft Rd., Herne Hill, London.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205386852 © IWM (HU 116685)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6471 on: April 28, 2018, 06:35:28 AM »

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6472 on: April 28, 2018, 05:41:16 PM »
April 28, 1918.

Died: Gavrilo Princip, the man who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, and whose actions many believe started the chain of events that led to World War One.  He died from tuberculosis brought about by the harsh conditions of the prison he was held in.

Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavrilo_Princip

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6473 on: April 29, 2018, 02:29:48 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 29, 1918.


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A trainload of British tanks on the siding at La Vicogne, 29 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205247089 © IWM (Q 11495)


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Camouflage on the framework of an uncompleted concrete dug out in the Ypres Salient, 29 April, 1918. The man in the foreground belongs to the 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205239676 © IWM (Q 7875)


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The Battle of the Lys. A piquet of the 10th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) of the 41st Division behind a wire "block" on a road at St. Jean, 29 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205196010 © IWM (Q 6595)


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A British soldier wears a greatcoat as he stands amidst a dump of empty shell cases near Domart, 29 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205196065 © IWM (Q 10943)


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Swans in the grounds of a chateau near Montreuil which housed a section of British GHQ, 29 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205246583 © IWM (Q 10944)


R.I.P.


Sergeant Ernest Crane MM 717. Unit: 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Death: 29 April 1918 Missing in action Western Front.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205292838 © IWM (HU 120521)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6474 on: April 29, 2018, 03:12:43 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Tonopah Daily Bonanza, April 29, 1918.


BODY OF HERBERT HICKS WILL BE SENT TO CALIFORNIA FOR INTERMENT

  After an illness of but three days, Herbert Hicks, a well known and highly respected young miner of this city, died at his home on Florence avenue last evening at 8:45. He took a cold a few days ago, which developed into pneumonia.

  The deceased was a native of Nevada City, Cal. He came to Tonopah about four years ago. Until recently he was employed in the Cash Boy mine.

  Surviving him are his mother in Grass Valley, Cal., his wife and two little daughters here, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Bert Pollard and Mrs. James Timlin of Tonopah, Mrs. Frank Mills. Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Leslie Theuerkauf of Los Angeles. Mrs. James Mutton of Grass Valley and John Hicks of Grass Valley.

  The remains may be viewed after 8 o clock this evening at Wonacott Cavanaugh's undertaking parlors.  The body will be shipped tomorrow morning to Nevada City for interment.


DEATH OF A RESIDENT OF TONOPAH AFTER A VERY BRIEF ILLNESS
 
  Taken ill suddenly late Friday night, John Honey grew rapidly worse until 1 o'clock the following afternoon, when he was taken to the Mine Operators' hospital. Pneumonia set in and he died four hours later.

  The deceased was aged 36 years and was a resident of Tonopah for the past ten years. He was born in Cornwall, England, where his mother resides. Henry Honey of Goldfield is his brother. Two other brothers are in the British army. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 4:30 from Wonacott & Cavanaugh's undertaking parlors. It is conducted by the Moose lodge. of which the deceased was a member. 


YOUNG MINER VICTIM OF QUICK PNEUMONIA WAS BORN IN NEVADA - LIVED ALL HIS LIFE IN THIS STATE

  Charles Hayden died at 2 o'clock this morning at the Mine operators hospital. He walked without assistance to the hospital yesterday afternoon and a little later his condition became critical. A bad cold had suddenly changed to pneumonia.

  Mr. Hayden was born at Austin and lived all his life in this state. He was aged 33 years. He came to Tonopah about two months ago and went to work in the Jim Butler mine.

  Surviving him are his mother, five sisters and a brother at Battle Mountain, a brother near Mina and another brother in the war. Mrs. Frank Meyers of Tonopah is his cousin.

  Arrangements for the funeral are not yet completed.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6475 on: April 29, 2018, 06:28:32 AM »
Has influenza made its way to Tonopah?

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6476 on: April 29, 2018, 07:15:24 AM »
Has influenza made its way to Tonopah?

I was wondering the same.  Will keep a close watch on forthcoming issues of the Bonanza.

Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6477 on: April 30, 2018, 02:31:39 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, April 30, 1918.


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Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe single-seat experimental fighter biplane. This aircraft was the forerunner of the Dragon.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205314747 © IWM (Q 67520)


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American troopship SS Czaritza, probably arriving in France with American troops aboard. Brest, 30 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205307651 © IWM (Q 58443)


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Camouflaged covering for walks and huts at the American 26th Division Headquarters at Boucq, 30 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205092002 © IWM (Q 63746)


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Troops of the 6th Regiment, US Marines putting on gas mask during gas alarm, 30 April 1918.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205308904 © IWM (Q 61480)


R.I.P.


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Private George Marrison 201623. Unit: C Company, 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment.. Death: 30 April 1918 Missing Western Front.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205385228 © IWM (HU 117938)


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6478 on: April 30, 2018, 03:05:29 AM »


Esidor Schnell

Mason's son from Peterskirchen, Bavaria, Germany.

Soldier with the 20th Bavarian Infantry Regiment, Machine Gun Company 2.

Holder of the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Military Service Cross.

Died on April 30, 1918 from wounds to the chest and abdomen.

He was 22 years old.


Re: One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #6479 on: April 30, 2018, 03:30:35 AM »
The German U-boat SM UB-85 was found partially flooded off the coast of Belfast, Ireland on April 30, 1918.  HM Drifter Coreopsis II fired at the U-boat, causing all 34 crew members of the sub to jump overboard.  The Coreopsis II rescued all the officers and sailors and they were held as POWs.

When asked about the flooding problem, the UB-85's Captain claimed that they had surfaced the night before to recharge their batteries and that they were attacked by a large sea creature that damaged their sub.  The crewmembers fired their sidearms at the creature but to no avail.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_UB-85