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Harold Joseph Greenwood (1916 - 1941)

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Harold Joseph Greenwood
1916 - 1941
Born
1916
Hcote, Australia
Death
September 15, 1941
Last Known Residence
Hcote Australia
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Harold Joseph Greenwood of Hcote Australia was born in 1916 in Hcote to David George Henry Greenwood and Martha Dowson (Wright) Greenwood. He had siblings David George Henry Greenwood, Dora Florence Greenwood, George Henry Greenwood, Hilda May Greenwood, and Meryl Edith Greenwood. Harold Greenwood died at age 24 years old on September 15, 1941, and was buried at Tobruk War Cemetery 6. J. 1. in Libya.
Updated: July 24, 2019
Biography ID: 164120533

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Service number: vx44626 Rank: Lieutenant Regiment: Australian Infantry Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/24 Bn.
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Harold Greenwood passed away at age 24 years old on September 15, 1941, and was buried at Tobruk War Cemetery 6. J. 1. in Libya. Harold Joseph Greenwood of Hcote Australia was born in 1916 in Hcote to David George Henry Greenwood and Martha Dowson (Wright) Greenwood. Harold Greenwood had siblings David George Henry Greenwood, Dora Florence Greenwood, George Henry Greenwood, Hilda May Greenwood, and Meryl Edith Greenwood.

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Harold Joseph Greenwood lived 44 years shorter than the average Greenwood family member when he died at the age of 25.
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1916 - 1941 World Events

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In 1916, in the year that Harold Joseph Greenwood was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1920, by the time he was just 4 years old, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1926, at the age of merely 10 years old, Harold was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1930, when he was merely 14 years old, 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 1941, in the year of Harold Joseph Greenwood'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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