George William De (1911 - 1944)

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George William De
1911 - 1944
updated February 06, 2019
George William De was born around 1911. He died on March 16, 1944 at 33 years old.

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George William De

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Cassino War Cemetery I. G. 9., in Italy

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Service number: 6009591
Rank: Private
Regiment: Essex Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1/4th Bn.

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George William De died on March 16, 1944 at 33 years old. He was buried in Cassino War Cemetery I. G. 9., Italy. He was born around 1911. There is no information about George's family or relationships.
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1911 - 1944 World Events

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In 1911, in the year that George William De was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1920, he was only 9 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1925, by the time he was only 14 years old, 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 1931, George was 20 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1944, in the year of George William De's passing, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

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Other George Des

George G. De
around 1899 - Dec 14, 1916
George Le B. De
around 1880 - Feb 14, 1916
George De
Died: Mar 3, 1943
George William De
around 1917 - Sep 6, 1940
George Hammond De
around 1906 - Jun 27, 1942
George William De
Died: Nov 21, 1941
George Rodolph De
around 1898 - Jun 21, 1917
George Henry De
around 1893 - Dec 4, 1917
George William Henry De
around 1869 - Mar 16, 1917
George Henry De
around 1916 - Nov 10, 1942
George Ivor De
around 1910 - Jul 16, 1942
George Herbert De
around 1898 - Aug 27, 1918
George Andrew De
around 1878 - Nov 10, 1918
George De
Died: Jul 12, 1916
George Ross De
around 1923 - Mar 19, 1944
George Joseph De
around 1913 - Jul 8, 1944
George Francis De
Died: Aug 25, 1947
George De
around 1892 - Jul 25, 1919

Other Bios

Matthew Henry Ivor De
around 1922 - Dec 10, 1942
Caetan De
Died: Apr 27, 1941
De Costa
around 1912 - Feb 16, 1941
Francisco S. De
around 1910 - May 29, 1941
Gabriel De
around 1917 - Nov 19, 1942
Ignacio De
Died: Jun 29, 1944
De Costa
Died: Nov 28, 1919
Joaquim De
Died: Apr 27, 1941
John De
Died: Apr 27, 1941
John De
around 1921 - Jun 17, 1943
Jose Antonio De
around 1909 - Feb 16, 1941
De Costa
around 1919 - Nov 11, 1942
Peter De
around 1910 - Nov 19, 1942
Philip De
around 1894 - May 31, 1916
Ralph Granville De
around 1910 - Jul 15, 1942
Victorino De
around 1899 - Feb 12, 1944
De Coste
Died: Sep 29, 1918
De Coste
Died: Oct 3, 1918
George De
around 1892 - Jul 25, 1919
Michael De
around 1921 - Feb 25, 1943
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