Colin Whitton Campbell (1918 - 1944)

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Colin Whitton Campbell
1918 - 1944
c. 1918
September 21, 1944
Colin Whitton Campbell was born c. 1918, and died at age 25 years old on September 21, 1944. Colin Campbell was buried at Singapore Memorial Column 43. in Singapore. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Colin Whitton Campbell.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 2695219 Rank: Signalman Regiment: Royal Corps Of Signals Unit/ship/squadron: 3rd Indian Div. Sigs.
September 21, 1944
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Singapore Memorial Column 43. in Singapore
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Colin Whitton Campbell lived 45 years shorter than the average Campbell family member when he died at the age of 26.
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1918 - 1944 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Colin Whitton Campbell was born, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1923, he was merely 5 years old when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1925, Colin was only 7 years old when 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 1938, by the time he was 20 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1944, in the year of Colin Whitton Campbell's passing, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.


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