Harry Rimmer Johnson

(1887 - 1917)

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Harry Rimmer Johnson
1887 - 1917
Born
c. 1887
Death
May 3, 1917
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Harry Rimmer Johnson was born c. 1887. He died on May 3, 1917 at 30 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Harry Rimmer Johnson
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Arras Memorial Bay 2. in France
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Service number: g/8824
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: The Buffs (east Kent Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.
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Harry Rimmer Johnson passed away on May 3, 1917 at 30 years old. He was buried in Arras Memorial Bay 2., France. He was born c. 1887. There is no information about Harry's immediate family.

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In 1887, in the year that Harry Rimmer Johnson was born, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1891, at the age of merely 4 years old, Harry was alive when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1897, by the time he was merely 10 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1904, when he was 17 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1917, in the year of Harry Rimmer Johnson's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

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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. 1895 - Sep 24, 1917 1895 - 1917
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