Edward Robinson (1921 - 1940)

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Edward Robinson
1921 - 1940
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c. 1921
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March 16, 1940
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Edward Robinson was born c. 1921. He died on March 16, 1940 at age 19.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Kranji War Cemetery 35. E. 4. in Singapore
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Service number: p/jx 155156
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.s. Eagle

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Edward Robinson passed away on March 16, 1940 at age 19. He was buried in Kranji War Cemetery 35. E. 4., Singapore. He was born c. 1921. We are unaware of information about Edward's family.

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In 1921, in the year that Edward Robinson was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1930, at the age of just 9 years old, Edward was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1934, Edward was merely 13 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1940, in the year of Edward Robinson's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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