Richard John Carter

(1900 - 1917)

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Richard John Carter
1900 - 1917
Born
c. 1900
Death
November 2, 1917
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Richard John Carter was born c. 1900. He died on November 2, 1917 at age 17.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Richard John Carter
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Richard John Carter
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Tower Hill Memorial in United Kingdom
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Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment: Mercantile Marine
Unit/ship/squadron: s.s. cape Finisterre (glasgow)
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Richard John Carter died on November 2, 1917 at 17 years old. He was buried in Tower Hill Memorial, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1900. There is no information about Richard's surviving family.

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In 1900, in the year that Richard John Carter was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1910, when he was just 10 years old, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1914, at the age of merely 14 years old, Richard was alive when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1916, when he was 16 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1917, in the year of Richard John Carter's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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c. 1913 - Sep 25, 1944 1913 - 1944
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c. 1937 - Sep 30, 1940 1937 - 1940
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c. 1925 - Oct 4, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1912 - May 19, 1940 1912 - 1940
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c. 1878 - Apr 12, 1917 1878 - 1917
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c. 1906 - Mar 22, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1876 - May 29, 1919 1876 - 1919
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c. 1894 - Sep 3, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1893 - May 20, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1892 - Mar 17, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1896 - May 13, 1918 1896 - 1918
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Unknown - Oct 4, 1915 ? - 1915
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Unknown - Aug 24, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1887 - Nov 13, 1914 1887 - 1914
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c. 1914 - Jan 27, 1941 1914 - 1941
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c. 1898 - Feb 17, 1917 1898 - 1917
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c. 1897 - Apr 26, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1879 - Nov 7, 1917 1879 - 1917
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c. 1913 - Sep 25, 1944 1913 - 1944
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c. 1920 - Oct 17, 1943 1920 - 1943
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