Anthony Wenham Humphreys-Davies (1916 - 1944)

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Anthony Wenham Humphreys-Davies
1916 - 1944
updated July 24, 2019
Anthony Wenham Humphreys-Davies was born around 1916. He died on March 24, 1944 at age 28.


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St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery Xiii. G. 3., in France



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Service number: 7953111
Rank: Trooper
Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: 11th Hussars

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Anthony Wenham Humphreys-Davies passed away on March 24, 1944 at 28 years of age. He was buried in St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery Xiii. G. 3., France. He was born around 1916. There is no information about Anthony's surviving family.
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1916 - 1944 World Events

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In 1916, in the year that Anthony Wenham Humphreys-Davies was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1923, he was only 7 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1928, Anthony was just 12 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1934, Anthony was 18 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1944, in the year of Anthony Wenham Humphreys-Davies's passing, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

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Other Humphreyses

Robert Claude Humphreys-Grey
around 1921 - Nov 27, 1941
Shon Theodore Humphreys-Jones
Died: Nov 14, 1917

Other Davieses

H R Hunter-Davies
Died: Oct 6, 1918
John Davies
Died: Aug 4, 1914
John Davies
Died: May 2, 1918
John Davies
Died: Nov 11, 1917
Roderick Simpson Llewelyn-Davies
around 1896 - Oct 29, 1917
Lloyd Davies
around 1884 - Mar 28, 1918
Hugh Bernard Lloyd-Davies
around 1920 - Nov 17, 1945
Cyril John Overton-Davies
Died: Jul 18, 1944
D C Parry-Davies
Died: May 10, 1916
David Plummer-Davies
around 1918 - Oct 25, 1943
Wallis Rowland Henry Rochfort-Davies
around 1896 - Mar 8, 1916
Romeo Dokubo Davies
Died: Sep 18, 1945
Lewis George Russell-Davies
around 1882 - Oct 19, 1916
Llewelyn Herbert Sanger-Davies
around 1894 - Jul 1, 1916
John Onslow Spencer-Davies
around 1931 - Sep 17, 1940
Rosemary Winifred Spencer-Davies
around 1925 - Sep 17, 1940

Other Bios

Robert Claude Humphreys-Grey
around 1921 - Nov 27, 1941
Shon Theodore Humphreys-Jones
Died: Nov 14, 1917
A Humphries
Died: Sep 10, 1917
A Humphries
around 1866 - Aug 10, 1916
A Humphries
Died: Jul 3, 1916
A Humphries
around 1895 - Jun 9, 1917
A E Humphries
Died: Sep 13, 1918
A E Humphries
Died: Apr 9, 1915
A P Humphries
Died: Oct 20, 1916
A T Humphries
Died: Jun 17, 1916
Abraham Humphries
around 1895 - Apr 4, 1915
Ada Mary Humphries
around 1875 - Jul 1, 1944
Agnes Rose Humphries
around 1904 - Oct 7, 1940
Albert Humphries
around 1892 - Mar 27, 1918
Albert Humphries
Died: Oct 5, 1916
Albert Humphries
Died: Dec 2, 1917
Albert Edward Humphries
around 1892 - Aug 10, 1915
Albert Edward Humphries
around 1925 - Oct 5, 1943
Albert Edward John Humphries
around 1893 - Sep 6, 1916
Albert Henry Humphries
around 1925 - Sep 19, 1944
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