Geoffrey Manning William Harriss

(1921 - 1941)

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Geoffrey Manning William Harriss
1921 - 1941
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c. 1921
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April 21, 1941
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Geoffrey Manning William Harriss was born c. 1921. He died on April 21, 1941 at 20 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Phaleron War Cemetery 2. B. 8. in Greece
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Service number: nx30837
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. H.q. 16 Bde.
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Geoffrey Manning William Harriss died on April 21, 1941 at 20 years of age. He was buried in Phaleron War Cemetery 2. B. 8., Greece. He was born c. 1921. We are unaware of information about Geoffrey's family.

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In 1921, in the year that Geoffrey Manning William Harriss was born, 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 1930, at the age of only 9 years old, Geoffrey was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1931, Geoffrey was just 10 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1941, in the year of Geoffrey Manning William Harriss's passing, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

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