George Thomas Wells

(1921 - 1947)

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George Thomas Wells
1921 - 1947
Born
c. 1921
Death
July 9, 1947
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George Thomas Wells was born c. 1921. He died on July 9, 1947 at 26 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Thomas Wells
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Barking (rippleside) Cemetery Sec. T. Grave 431. in United Kingdom
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Service number: c/jx289229
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.s. Pembroke
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George Thomas Wells died on July 9, 1947 at 26 years old. He was buried in Barking (rippleside) Cemetery Sec. T. Grave 431., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1921. There is no information about George's surviving family.

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In 1921, in the year that George Thomas Wells was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1930, when he was merely 9 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1938, he was 17 years old when 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 1947, in the year of George Thomas Wells's passing, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

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c. 1920 - Jun 21, 1944 1920 - 1944
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c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
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c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
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c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
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c. 1892 - Oct 25, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1920 - Jul 26, 1943 1920 - 1943
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c. 1887 - Jan 10, 1943 1887 - 1943
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Unknown - Aug 11, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1879 - May 3, 1917 1879 - 1917
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c. 1915 - Jun 24, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1915 - May 23, 1941 1915 - 1941
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c. 1882 - Jun 15, 1915 1882 - 1915
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Unknown - Aug 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1898 - Aug 16, 1917 1898 - 1917
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Unknown - Aug 24, 1918 ? - 1918
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