Joseph Harry King

(1921 - 1944)

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Joseph Harry King
1921 - 1944
Born
c. 1921
Death
June 28, 1944
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Joseph Harry King was born c. 1921. He died on June 28, 1944 at 23 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Joseph Harry King
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'f/30136' Ranville War Cemetery
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Service number: France
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
Unit/ship/squadron: R.c.i.c.
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Joseph Harry King died on June 28, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in 'f/30136' Ranville War Cemetery. He was born c. 1921. We have no information about Joseph's family.

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In 1921, in the year that Joseph Harry King was born, 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.

In 1930, at the age of merely 9 years old, Joseph was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1937, Joseph was 16 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1944, in the year of Joseph Harry King's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

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c. 1872 - Nov 18, 1916 1872 - 1916
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c. 1884 - Aug 9, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1903 - Dec 4, 1943 1903 - 1943
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c. 1925 - Mar 22, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1884 - Mar 20, 1941 1884 - 1941
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c. 1918 - Apr 25, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1893 - Jun 12, 1942 1893 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Aug 30, 1942 1920 - 1942
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c. 1924 - May 17, 1944 1924 - 1944

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Unknown - Jan 25, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1872 - Nov 18, 1916 1872 - 1916
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c. 1923 - Sep 18, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1884 - Aug 9, 1916 1884 - 1916
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Unknown - Feb 23, 1918 ? - 1918
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c. 1908 - Jul 26, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1903 - Dec 4, 1943 1903 - 1943
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Unknown - Feb 15, 1944 ? - 1944
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c. 1895 - Mar 24, 1918 1895 - 1918
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c. 1925 - Mar 22, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1884 - Mar 20, 1941 1884 - 1941
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c. 1916 - May 24, 1943 1916 - 1943
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c. 1888 - Apr 20, 1917 1888 - 1917
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c. 1893 - May 1, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1918 - Apr 25, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1926 - Jan 26, 1945 1926 - 1945
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c. 1884 - Oct 4, 1941 1884 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Jun 12, 1942 1893 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Aug 30, 1942 1920 - 1942
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c. 1924 - May 17, 1944 1924 - 1944
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