Joseph Harriss

(1895 - 1917)

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Joseph Harriss
1895 - 1917
Born
c. 1895
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April 25, 1917
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Joseph Harriss was born c. 1895. He died on April 25, 1917 at 22 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Doiran Memorial in Greece
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Service number: 16406
Rank: Private
Regiment: Oxford And Bucks Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn.
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Joseph Harriss died on April 25, 1917 at 22 years old. He was buried in Doiran Memorial, Greece. He was born c. 1895. We are unaware of information about Joseph's surviving family.

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In 1895, in the year that Joseph Harriss was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1900, he was merely 5 years old 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 1906, at the age of just 11 years old, Joseph was alive when Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1917, in the year of Joseph Harriss's passing, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

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