Harold White (1892 - 1917)

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Harold White
1892 - 1917
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c. 1892
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November 9, 1917
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Harold White was born c. 1892. He died on November 9, 1917 at 25 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 702099 Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: London Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd/23rd Bn.
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Harold White passed away on November 9, 1917 at 25 years old. He was buried in Beersheba War Cemetery J. 16., Israel And Palestine (including Gaza). He was born c. 1892. There is no information about Harold's family or relationships.

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In 1892, in the year that Harold White was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1900, at the age of merely 8 years old, Harold was alive when when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1901, he was only 9 years old when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1917, in the year of Harold White's passing, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

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