Howard Holroyde (1906 - 1941)

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Howard Holroyde
1906 - 1941
Born
1906
Halifax in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire County
Death
November 26, 1941
Tubruk, Al Butnan Libya
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Howard Holroyde was born in 1906 at Halifax, Sowerby Bridge. He was born to Isabella Hargreaves and Howard Holroyde. He was baptized at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge, England United Kingdom. According to his family tree, he married Lily Holroyde. Howard died on November 26, 1941 in Tubruk, Al Butnan Libya at age 35.
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Howard Holroyde was born in at Halifax in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire County
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Howard Holroyde was born in at Halifax in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire County
Howard Holroyde died on in Tubruk, Al Butnan Libya
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Service number: 4742461
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: York And Lancaster Regiment

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Howard Holroyde died on November 26, 1941 in Tubruk, Al Butnan Libya at 35 years old. He was buried in Tobruk War Cemetery 8. F. 13., England. Howard was born in 1906 at Halifax, Sowerby Bridge. He was born to Isabella Hargreaves and Howard Holroyde. According to his family tree, he married Lily Holroyde.

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In 1906, in the year that Howard Holroyde was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1910, when he was just 4 years old, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1923, he was 17 years old when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1932, at the age of 26 years old, Howard was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1941, in the year of Howard Holroyde'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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