Harold Denis Hill (1918 - 1944)

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Banneville-la-campagne War Cemetery Xvi. E. 21.,
France

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Service number: 5952415
Rank: Private
Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 5th Bn.

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Denis

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Reuben Walker Mervine

Reuben Walker Mervine

Jeffrey W Kenney

Jeffrey W Kenney

Elmer Lile and Maggie Hill

Elmer Lile and Maggie Hill

Harold Hill

Harold Hill

Alice Mae (Range) Hill

Alice Mae (Range) Hill

Walter and Clara (Hill) Christman

Walter and Clara (Hill) Christman

Chrissy Hill

Chrissy Hill

Chrissy Hill

Chrissy Hill

Mary Edith Hill

Mary Edith Hill

John Ansley Hill Sr.

John Ansley Hill Sr.

Patricia L Hill

Patricia L Hill

Madeline (Hill) and Richard Gifford Willis

Madeline (Hill) and Richard Gifford Willis

Glenna F Smith

Glenna F Smith

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Betty Jean (Brittian) Hill Reuben Walker Mervine Jeffrey W Kenney Elmer Lile and Maggie Hill

Timeline

1918 - In the year that Harold Denis Hill was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1921 - When he was merely 3 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1924 - Harold was merely 6 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1940 - When he was 22 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1944 - In the year of Harold Denis Hill's passing, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

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Harold Denis Hill passed away on August 7, 1944 at 26 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Banneville-la-campagne War Cemetery Xvi. E. 21., France. He was born around 1918. We are unaware of information about Harold's family or relationships.

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