George William Charles Wood

(1913 - 1942)

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George William Charles Wood
1913 - 1942
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c. 1913
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November 3, 1942
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George William Charles Wood was born c. 1913. He died on November 3, 1942 at age 29.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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El Alamein War Cemetery Xxiii. D. 23. in Egypt
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Service number: 6968075
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment: Rifle Brigade
Unit/ship/squadron: 7th (1st Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn
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George William Charles Wood passed away on November 3, 1942 at 29 years of age. He was buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Xxiii. D. 23., Egypt. He was born c. 1913. There is no information about George's family or relationships.

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In 1913, in the year that George William Charles Wood was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1920, when he was only 7 years old, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1923, when he was merely 10 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1933, at the age of 20 years old, George was alive when 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 William Charles Wood's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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