George Thomas Davidson (1917 - 1942)

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George Thomas Davidson
1917 - 1942
updated July 24, 2019
George Thomas Davidson was born in 1917 in Sale, Australia. He was born to James Robert Davidson and Isbla Davidson White Bennett (Isa) Davidson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died on July 1, 1942 at 25 years old.

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George Thomas Davidson

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George

Middle name

Thomas

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Gender

Male

Birth

George Davidson was born in in Sale, Australia

Death

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Burial / Funeral

Rabaul Memorial Panel 10., in Papua New Guinea

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Sale, Australia

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Service number: vx129411
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Australian Corps Of Signals
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 'l' Fortress Signals

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George Thomas Davidson died on July 1, 1942 at 25 years old. He was buried in Rabaul Memorial Panel 10., Papua New Guinea. George was born in 1917 in Sale, Australia. He was born to James Robert Davidson and Isbla Davidson White Bennett (Isa) Davidson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1917 - 1942 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that George Thomas Davidson was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1920, he was only 3 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1924, he was only 7 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1933, by the time he was 16 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1942, in the year of George Thomas Davidson's passing, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

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Other George Davidsons

George William Davidson
around 1923 - Jan 11, 1941
George Walker Davidson
around 1922 - Aug 30, 1944
George Vivian Davidson
around 1896 - Apr 21, 1917
George Thorold Davidson
Died: Oct 26, 1916

Other Davidsons

George Thorold Davidson
Died: Oct 26, 1916
George Vivian Davidson
around 1896 - Apr 21, 1917
George Walker Davidson
around 1922 - Aug 30, 1944
George William Davidson
around 1923 - Jan 11, 1941
George Wilson Davidson
around 1897 - Dec 27, 1917
Gerald Hazley Davidson
around 1896 - Mar 9, 1947
Gerald Louis Davidson
around 1886 - Jul 11, 1916
Gideon Davidson
Died: Jun 26, 1943
Gilbert Davidson
Died: Aug 28, 1915
Gladys May Davidson
around 1914 - Jun 20, 1942
Gordon Davidson
around 1925 - Oct 25, 1944
Gordon B. Davidson
around 1916 - Dec 31, 1943
Gordon Findlay Davidson
Died: Dec 3, 1945
Gordon John Davidson
around 1924 - Jul 7, 1945
Gordon Meldrum Davidson
Died: Aug 15, 1917
Gordon Parsons Davidson
around 1893 - May 3, 1917
Gordon Walter Davidson
around 1921 - Feb 10, 1943
Guy Kerwin Davidson
around 1922 - May 19, 1944
H Davidson
around 1893 - Sep 25, 1917
H Davidson
around 1895 - Apr 24, 1917

Other Bios

George Thorold Davidson
Died: Oct 26, 1916
George Vivian Davidson
around 1896 - Apr 21, 1917
George Walker Davidson
around 1922 - Aug 30, 1944
George William Davidson
around 1923 - Jan 11, 1941
George Wilson Davidson
around 1897 - Dec 27, 1917
Gerald Hazley Davidson
around 1896 - Mar 9, 1947
Gerald Louis Davidson
around 1886 - Jul 11, 1916
Gideon Davidson
Died: Jun 26, 1943
Gilbert Davidson
Died: Aug 28, 1915
Gladys May Davidson
around 1914 - Jun 20, 1942
Gordon Davidson
around 1925 - Oct 25, 1944
Gordon B. Davidson
around 1916 - Dec 31, 1943
Gordon Findlay Davidson
Died: Dec 3, 1945
Gordon John Davidson
around 1924 - Jul 7, 1945
Gordon Meldrum Davidson
Died: Aug 15, 1917
Gordon Parsons Davidson
around 1893 - May 3, 1917
Gordon Walter Davidson
around 1921 - Feb 10, 1943
Guy Kerwin Davidson
around 1922 - May 19, 1944
H Davidson
around 1893 - Sep 25, 1917
H Davidson
around 1895 - Apr 24, 1917
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