Joseph Matthew Watson (1894 - 1915)

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Joseph Matthew Watson
1894 - 1915
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c. 1894
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May 10, 1915
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Joseph Matthew Watson was born c. 1894. He died on May 10, 1915 at 21 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Harlebeke New British Cemetery Xiii. D. 5. in Belgium
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Service number: 8/1983
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/8th Bn.

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Joseph Matthew Watson died on May 10, 1915 at 21 years old. He was buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery Xiii. D. 5., Belgium. He was born c. 1894. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships.

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In 1894, in the year that Joseph Matthew Watson 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.

In 1900, he was just 6 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 1902, when he was just 8 years old, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1915, in the year of Joseph Matthew Watson's passing, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

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