Albert Henry William Drake (1919 - 1942)

Albert Henry William Drake
1919 - 1942
updated February 22, 2019
Albert Henry William Drake was born around 1919. He died on August 26, 1942 at 23 years old.

not buried at chatham naval memorial, as he was lost at sea in 1942, so he is remembered with honour here
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Albert Henry William Drake

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Albert

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Henry William

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Male

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Chatham Naval Memorial 64, in United Kingdom

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Service number: c/mx 56335
Rank: Supply Assistant
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.s. Phoebe

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Albert Henry William Drake died on August 26, 1942 at age 23. He was buried in Chatham Naval Memorial 64, United Kingdom. He was born around 1919. We are unaware of information about Albert's family or relationships.
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1919 - 1942 World Events

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In 1919, in the year that Albert Henry William Drake was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1920, when he was only 1 year old, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1926, when he was merely 7 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, when he was 19 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1942, in the year of Albert Henry William Drake's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

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around 1921 - Oct 12, 1942
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Unknown - Sep 17, 1916
around 1921 - Oct 12, 1942
around 1916 - Nov 20, 1941
around 1867 - Aug 14, 1916
Unknown - Jan 15, 1918
Unknown - Jan 30, 1918
Unknown - Sep 25, 1916
around 1891 - Oct 20, 1940
around 1893 - Nov 23, 1915
around 1893 - Sep 25, 1916
around 1885 - May 13, 1915
around 1914 - Oct 16, 1944
around 1922 - Jun 26, 1943
around 1909 - Jul 4, 1941
around 1894 - Oct 31, 1918
around 1894 - Sep 25, 1916
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
Unknown - Oct 26, 1914
Unknown - Apr 23, 1917
around 1892 - Oct 2, 1940

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Unknown - Sep 17, 1916
around 1921 - Oct 12, 1942
around 1916 - Nov 20, 1941
around 1867 - Aug 14, 1916
Unknown - Jan 15, 1918
Unknown - Jan 30, 1918
Unknown - Sep 25, 1916
around 1891 - Oct 20, 1940
around 1893 - Nov 23, 1915
around 1893 - Sep 25, 1916
around 1885 - May 13, 1915
around 1914 - Oct 16, 1944
around 1922 - Jun 26, 1943
around 1909 - Jul 4, 1941
around 1894 - Oct 31, 1918
around 1894 - Sep 25, 1916
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
Unknown - Oct 26, 1914
Unknown - Apr 23, 1917
around 1892 - Oct 2, 1940
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