Edward John Robinson (1908 - 1942)

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Edward John Robinson
1908 - 1942
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c. 1908
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December 22, 1942
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Edward John Robinson was born c. 1908. He died on December 22, 1942 at 34 years of age.
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Service number: 857
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 3 (bombay) Fortress Coy.

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Edward John Robinson passed away on December 22, 1942 at 34 years old. He was buried in Kirkee War Cemetery 7. B. 2., India. He was born c. 1908. There is no information about Edward's immediate family.

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In 1908, in the year that Edward John Robinson was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1915, he was just 7 years old when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1929, at the age of 21 years old, Edward was alive when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1939, at the age of 31 years old, Edward was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1942, in the year of Edward John Robinson'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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