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Deryck Allnutt Drew (1919 - 1940)

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Deryck Allnutt Drew
1919 - 1940
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c. 1919
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August 2, 1940
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Deryck Allnutt Drew was born c. 1919. He died on August 2, 1940 at 21 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 79539 Rank: Pilot Officer Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit/ship/squadron: 59 Sqdn.
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Deryck Allnutt Drew died on August 2, 1940 at age 21. He was buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery Le Havre, France. He was born c. 1919. We are unaware of information about Deryck's family or relationships.
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In 1919, in the year that Deryck Allnutt Drew was born, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1921, Deryck was merely 2 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1925, he was merely 6 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1934, Deryck was merely 15 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 1940, in the year of Deryck Allnutt Drew's passing, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

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