Joseph George Watson (1909 - 1946)

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Birth

Death


Heidelberg, Australia

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

Melbourne General Cemetery Carlton,
Australia

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Last Known Residence

Heidelberg, Australia

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Family

Father: Watson John Watson
Mother: Alice Puttiford Watson

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Military Service

Service number: v198385
Rank: Craftsman
Regiment: Royal Australian Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: A.c.m.f. A / A Fixed Defences Torres Sts.

Middle name

George

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1909 - In the year that Joseph George Watson was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1919 - When he was merely 10 years old, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

1925 - When he was 16 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1941 - By the time he was 32 years old, 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.

1946 - In the year of Joseph George Watson's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Joseph George Watson passed away on September 25, 1946 in Heidelberg, Australia at 37 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Joseph. He was buried in Melbourne General Cemetery Carlton, Australia. Joseph was born in 1909. He was born to Watson John Watson and Alice Puttiford Watson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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