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Eric Ernest Deverell (1914 - 1943)

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Eric Ernest Deverell
1914 - 1943
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1914
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August 31, 1943
Germany
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Eric Ernest Deverell was born in 1914. He is the child of Charles Deverell and Agnes Idona Deverell ( Heer, with siblings Charles, Leonard, and Gordon. He died on August 31, 1943 in Germany at age 29.
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Updated: September 9, 2019
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Service number: 410221 Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment: Royal Australian Air Force
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The Argus, Melbourne. 31st August 1944. IN MEMORIUM. ROLL OF HONOUR. On Active Service. DEVERELL.- In treasured memory of my dear son and our brother, Flight Sergeant Eric Deverell, who lost his life in air operations over Germany, August 31st, 1943. - He died as he lived - for others. ( Inserted by his sorrowing mother and brothers )
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1914 - 1943 World Events

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In 1914, in the year that Eric Ernest Deverell was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1925, Eric was only 11 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 1929, at the age of merely 15 years old, Eric 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 1936, by the time he was 22 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1943, in the year of Eric Ernest Deverell's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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