Frederick Waterfield Wilson

(1911 - 1942)

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Frederick Waterfield Wilson
1911 - 1942
Born
c. 1911
Death
September 6, 1942
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Frederick Waterfield Wilson was born c. 1911. He died on September 6, 1942 at 31 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Frederick Waterfield Wilson
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El Alamein War Cemetery Xiii. D. 20. in Egypt
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Service number: 15649
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: New Zealand Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 26th Bn.
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Frederick Waterfield Wilson died on September 6, 1942 at 31 years of age. He was buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Xiii. D. 20., Egypt. He was born c. 1911. We have no information about Frederick's immediate family.

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In 1911, in the year that Frederick Waterfield Wilson was born, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1925, he was only 14 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1929, by the time he was 18 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1938, when he was 27 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1942, in the year of Frederick Waterfield Wilson'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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