Joseph William King

(1925 - 1944)

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Joseph William King
1925 - 1944
Born
c. 1925
Death
March 22, 1944
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Joseph William King was born c. 1925. He died on March 22, 1944 at 19 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Joseph William King
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Beach Head War Cemetery Anzio in Italy
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Service number: 14566702
Rank: Fusilier
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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Joseph William King passed away on March 22, 1944 at 19 years of age. He was buried in Beach Head War Cemetery Anzio, Italy. He was born c. 1925. We have no information about Joseph's immediate family.

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In 1925, in the year that Joseph William King was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1930, he was merely 5 years old when 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 1944, in the year of Joseph William 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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