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George Thomas Greenwood (1917 - 1942)

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George Thomas Greenwood
1917 - 1942
Born
c. 1917
Death
February 20, 1942
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George Thomas Greenwood was born c. 1917, and died at age 24 years old on February 20, 1942. George Greenwood was buried at Ambon Memorial Column 3. in Indonesia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Thomas Greenwood.
Updated: September 30, 2013
Biography ID: 164120494

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Service number: vx23066 Rank: Private Regiment: Australian Infantry Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/21 Bn.
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George Thomas Greenwood lived 44 years shorter than the average Greenwood family member when he died at the age of 25.
The average age of a Greenwood family member is 69.
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1917 - 1942 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that George Thomas Greenwood was born, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1921, by the time he was only 4 years old, 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 1922, when he was merely 5 years old, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1930, when he was just 13 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 1942, in the year of George Thomas Greenwood'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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