Henry George Austin (1894 - 1917)

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Burial / Funeral

Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 54.,
Belgium

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Service number: 780629
Rank: Private
Regiment: London Regiment (royal Fusiliers)
Unit/ship/squadron: 29th Bn.

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1894 - In the year that Henry George Austin was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1899 - He was just 5 years old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1908 - He was merely 14 years old when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1914 - At the age of 20 years old, Henry was alive when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

1917 - In the year of Henry George Austin's passing, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

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Henry George Austin passed away on September 20, 1917 at 23 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 54., Belgium. He was born around 1894. There is no information about Henry's surviving family.

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