George William Hillman

(1922 - 1944)

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George William Hillman
1922 - 1944
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c. 1922
Death
August 9, 1944
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George William Hillman was born c. 1922. He died on August 9, 1944 at age 22.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George William Hillman
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Bayeux War Cemetery Xxv. D. 3. in France
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Service number: 6923315
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Rifle Brigade
Unit/ship/squadron: 8th (2nd Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn.
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George William Hillman passed away on August 9, 1944 at 22 years of age. He was buried in Bayeux War Cemetery Xxv. D. 3., France. He was born c. 1922. There is no information about George's surviving family.

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In 1922, in the year that George William Hillman was born, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1930, when he was merely 8 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 1934, when he was only 12 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1944, in the year of George William Hillman'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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