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George Collett (1895 - 1916)

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George Collett
1895 - 1916
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c. 1895
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September 15, 1916
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George Collett was born c. 1895. He died on September 15, 1916 at 21 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 4979 Rank: Private Regiment: London Regiment (royal Fusiliers) Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn
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George Collett died on September 15, 1916 at age 21. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 9 D And 16 B., France. He was born c. 1895. There is no information about George's family.
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In 1895, in the year that George Collett was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1900, at the age of merely 5 years old, George was alive when the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1907, he was just 12 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1916, in the year of George Collett's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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