Harry Collett (1893 - 1916)

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Harry Collett
1893 - 1916
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c. 1893
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May 31, 1916
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Harry Collett was born c. 1893. He died on May 31, 1916 at 23 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: j/49879 Rank: Ordinary Seaman Regiment: Royal Navy Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. shark.
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Harry Collett died on May 31, 1916 at 23 years old. He was buried in Portsmouth Naval Memorial 14., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1893. We are unaware of information about Harry's family.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Harry's lifetime.

In 1893, in the year that Harry Collett was born, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1900, Harry was just 7 years old when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1902, he was merely 9 years old 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 Harry 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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