Basil Williams (1924 - 1942)

Basil Williams
1924 - 1942
updated February 06, 2019
Basil Williams was born around 1924. He died on February 24, 1942 at 18 years of age.
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Tower Hill Memorial Panel 8., in United Kingdom
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Rank: Third Radio Officer
Regiment: Merchant Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: M.v. Anadara (london)

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Basil Williams died on February 24, 1942 at 18 years old. He was buried in Tower Hill Memorial Panel 8., United Kingdom. He was born around 1924. We have no information about Basil's family or relationships.
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1924 - 1942 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Basil Williams was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1930, at the age of merely 6 years old, Basil 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 1936, he was merely 12 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1942, in the year of Basil Williams's passing, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

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around 1899 - Jan 2, 1941
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around 1897 - Jul 26, 1917
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around 1895 - Nov 29, 1918
around 1893 - Mar 12, 1917
around 1918 - Jan 23, 1943
around 1899 - Jan 2, 1941
around 1882 - Apr 26, 1942
around 1879 - Jan 30, 1915
Unknown - Jul 22, 1916
around 1897 - Jul 26, 1917
Unknown - Apr 26, 1918
around 1885 - Jun 8, 1917
around 1883 - Sep 29, 1917
Unknown - Nov 8, 1915
around 1886 - Apr 21, 1917
around 1896 - Aug 10, 1915
around 1896 - Jun 4, 1915
around 1897 - Sep 25, 1915
around 1891 - May 12, 1917
Unknown - Jul 14, 1916
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