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Harry White (1898 - 1917)

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Harry White
1898 - 1917
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c. 1898
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September 27, 1917
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Harry White was born c. 1898. He died on September 27, 1917 at 19 years old.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Service number: g/48848 Rank: Private Regiment: Royal Fusiliers Unit/ship/squadron: 4th Bn.
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Harry White passed away on September 27, 1917 at age 19. He was buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery Lvii. E. 25., Belgium. He was born c. 1898. We have no information about Harry's immediate family.
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In 1898, in the year that Harry White was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1900, at the age of only 2 years old, Harry 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 1917, in the year of Harry White'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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