Donald Macleay (1921 - 1941)

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Donald Macleay
1921 - 1941
updated February 06, 2019
Donald Macleay was born around 1921. He died on September 26, 1941 at age 20.

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El Alamein War Cemetery Xxix. E. 17., in Egypt

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Service number: 118437
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 1 Field Regt.

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Donald Macleay died on September 26, 1941 at 20 years old. He was buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Xxix. E. 17., Egypt. He was born around 1921. There is no information about Donald's immediate family.
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1921 - 1941 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Donald Macleay was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1930, when he was merely 9 years old, 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 1932, by the time he was merely 11 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1941, in the year of Donald Macleay's passing, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

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Other Macleays

Farquhar Macleay
Died: Jun 26, 1943
Hugh Macleay
around 1895 - Jul 5, 1916
John Macleay
around 1875 - Apr 26, 1918
Kenneth George Macleay
around 1919 - Jul 7, 1941
L Macleay
around 1899 - Jan 10, 1918
Robert Bruce Macleay
around 1923 - Feb 28, 1944
Roderick Macleay
around 1894 - May 18, 1915

Other Bios

Farquhar Macleay
Died: Jun 26, 1943
Hugh Macleay
around 1895 - Jul 5, 1916
John Macleay
around 1875 - Apr 26, 1918
Kenneth George Macleay
around 1919 - Jul 7, 1941
L Macleay
around 1899 - Jan 10, 1918
Robert Bruce Macleay
around 1923 - Feb 28, 1944
Roderick Macleay
around 1894 - May 18, 1915
Norman Crawford Maclehose
around 1889 - May 26, 1915
Maxwell Herdman Macleish
around 1908 - Aug 18, 1944
Allan Maclellan
around 1898 - Mar 24, 1918
Charles Thomas Maclellan
around 1913 - Aug 11, 1944
Eric J. Maclellan
around 1924 - Dec 31, 1944
Hugh Maclellan
Died: Jul 14, 1943
Lewis Maclellan
around 1894 - Nov 30, 1917
M Maclellan
around 1887 - Dec 8, 1916
Malcolm Maclellan
Died: Dec 20, 1942
B Macleman
Died: Oct 26, 1915
John Murdoch Macleman
around 1898 - Mar 27, 1918
Robert James Maclenaghan
around 1917 - Nov 12, 1942
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