Gerald Joseph Wood (1922 - 1942)

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Gerald Joseph Wood
1922 - 1942
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c. 1922
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December 12, 1942
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Gerald Joseph Wood was born c. 1922. He died on December 12, 1942 at 20 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Port Moresby (bomana) War Cemetery A7. D. 21. in Papua New Guinea
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Service number: nx72192
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/3 Bn.

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Gerald Joseph Wood died on December 12, 1942 at 20 years old. He was buried in Port Moresby (bomana) War Cemetery A7. D. 21., Papua New Guinea. He was born c. 1922. There is no information about Gerald's family or relationships.

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In 1922, in the year that Gerald Joseph Wood was born, 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, Gerald was just 8 years old when 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 1942, in the year of Gerald Joseph Wood's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

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