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Harold John Collett (1897 - 1916)

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Harold John Collett
1897 - 1916
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c. 1897
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November 14, 1916
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Harold John Collett was born c. 1897. He died on November 14, 1916 at 19 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: s/9529 Rank: Rifleman Regiment: Rifle Brigade Unit/ship/squadron: a Coy. 13th Bn.
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Harold John Collett passed away on November 14, 1916 at 19 years old. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 16 B And 16 C., France. He was born c. 1897. There is no information about Harold's family or relationships.
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In 1897, in the year that Harold John Collett was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1900, at the age of merely 3 years old, Harold was alive when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1902, at the age of only 5 years old, Harold was alive when about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1916, in the year of Harold John Collett'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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