Ernest John Alfred Wood (1919 - 1941)

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Ernest John Alfred Wood
1919 - 1941
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c. 1919
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February 13, 1941
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Ernest John Alfred Wood was born c. 1919. He died on February 13, 1941 at 22 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 6289441
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Buffs (royal East Kent Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 5th Bn.

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Ernest John Alfred Wood died on February 13, 1941 at age 22. He was buried in Sheerness Cemetery Isle Of Sheppey, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1919. We have no information about Ernest's immediate family.

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In 1919, in the year that Ernest John Alfred Wood was born, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1920, by the time he was only 1 year old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1921, he was only 2 years old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1932, at the age of only 13 years old, Ernest was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1941, in the year of Ernest John Alfred Wood's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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