Edward Wallace Robinson (1921 - 1942)

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Edward Wallace Robinson
1921 - 1942
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c. 1921
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November 2, 1942
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Edward Wallace Robinson was born c. 1921. He died on November 2, 1942 at 21 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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El Alamein War Cemetery Xvii. E. 4. in Egypt
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Service number: 4466229
Rank: Private
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.

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Edward Wallace Robinson died on November 2, 1942 at 21 years old. He was buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Xvii. E. 4., Egypt. He was born c. 1921. We have no information about Edward's family.

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In 1921, in the year that Edward Wallace Robinson was born, 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 1930, by the time he was just 9 years old, 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 1931, when he was only 10 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, in the year of Edward Wallace 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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