James Henry Bester (1894 - 1916)

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Birth

Death

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 2 C And 3 A.,
France

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Military Service

Service number: 16590
Rank: Private
Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.

Middle name

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1894 - In the year that James Henry Bester 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.

1895 - When he was just 1 year old, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1911 - At the age of 17 years old, James was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

1914 - James was 20 years old 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.

1916 - In the year of James Henry Bester's passing, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

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Obituary

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James Henry Bester passed away on September 30, 1916 at 22 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 2 C And 3 A., France. He was born around 1894. We are unaware of information about James's family.

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