Harry James Johnson

(1899 - 1918)

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Harry James Johnson
1899 - 1918
Born
c. 1899
Death
August 31, 1918
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Harry James Johnson was born c. 1899. He died on August 31, 1918 at age 19.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Harry James Johnson
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Harry James Johnson
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Harry Johnson was born
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Vis-en-artois Memorial Panel 6. in France
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Service number: 44380
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 12th Bn.
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Harry James Johnson died on August 31, 1918 at 19 years of age. He was buried in Vis-en-artois Memorial Panel 6., France. He was born c. 1899. There is no information about Harry's surviving family.

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In 1899, in the year that Harry James Johnson was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1900, when he was only 1 year old, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1901, when he was just 2 years old, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1918, in the year of Harry James Johnson's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1887 - May 3, 1917 1887 - 1917
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c. 1921 - Dec 6, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1889 - Mar 8, 1944 1889 - 1944
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c. 1885 - Oct 31, 1916 1885 - 1916
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c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942
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Unknown - Sep 25, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Jan 8, 1944 ? - 1944
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Unknown - Oct 13, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 15, 1946 ? - 1946
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1887 - May 3, 1917 1887 - 1917
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Unknown - Aug 10, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1921 - Dec 6, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1889 - Mar 8, 1944 1889 - 1944
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c. 1885 - Oct 31, 1916 1885 - 1916
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Unknown - Dec 19, 1941 ? - 1941
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c. 1895 - Sep 24, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1909 - May 5, 1945 1909 - 1945
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Unknown - Jul 21, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1937 - Mar 3, 1943 1937 - 1943
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