James Isaac Johnston (1920 - 1942)

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James Isaac Johnston
1920 - 1942
updated July 24, 2019
James Isaac Johnston was born in 1920 in Sandford, Australia. He was born to James Andrew Johnston and Elizabeth White Johnston, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died on January 22, 1942 at 22 years old.

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James Isaac Johnston

First name

James

Middle name

Isaac

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Gender

Male

Birth

James Johnston was born in in Sandford, Australia

Death

James Johnston died on

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

Singapore Memorial Column 130., in Singapore

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Last Known Residence

Sandford, Australia

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Service number: vx54955
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/29 Bn.

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James Isaac Johnston

Parents:

James Andrew Johnston
Sandford, Australia
Elizabeth White Johnston
Sandford, Australia

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James Isaac Johnston passed away on January 22, 1942 at age 22. He was buried in Singapore Memorial Column 130., Singapore. James was born in 1920 in Sandford, Australia. He was born to James Andrew Johnston and Elizabeth White Johnston, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1920 - 1942 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that James Isaac Johnston was born, 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 1930, by the time he was just 10 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 1939, at the age of 19 years old, James was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1942, in the year of James Isaac Johnston's passing, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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James William Johnston
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James William Johnston
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James Webster Johnston
around 1924 - Nov 19, 1944
James Valentine Johnston
around 1895 - Apr 3, 1917
James Thomas Johnston
around 1914 - Aug 15, 1940
James Thomas Johnston
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James Stewart Johnston
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James Stevenson Johnston
around 1893 - Jul 1, 1916
James Sidney Johnston
around 1917 - Oct 29, 1944
James Robert Alexander Johnston
around 1923 - May 30, 1946
James Reginald Johnston
around 1926 - Jun 6, 1941

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James Kenneth Johnston
around 1915 - Sep 2, 1942
James Kesson Johnston
around 1890 - Jan 29, 1917
James Locke Johnston
around 1921 - May 23, 1943
James Macleary Johnston
around 1915 - Mar 9, 1943
James Malcolm Johnston
Died: May 26, 1917
James Malcolmson Johnston
around 1923 - Mar 4, 1945
James Maxwell Johnston
around 1916 - Feb 15, 1942
James Miller Johnston
around 1889 - Nov 6, 1917
James Mills Johnston
around 1897 - May 18, 1918
James Mossman Johnston
around 1906 - Jun 8, 1941
James Maccormac Caldwell Johnston
around 1884 - May 27, 1916
James Mckinley Johnston
around 1915 - Jun 25, 1940
James Patrick Johnston
around 1895 - Jul 21, 1917
James Percival Johnston
1893 - May 15, 1915
Sunb, Australia
James Pollock Johnston
Died: Nov 1, 1914
James Rae Johnston
around 1889 - Nov 6, 1917
James Ramage Sneddon Johnston
around 1918 - Aug 13, 1944
James Redfern Johnston
around 1887 - Jul 1, 1916
James Reginald Johnston
around 1926 - Jun 6, 1941
James Robert Alexander Johnston
around 1923 - May 30, 1946

Other Bios

James Kenneth Johnston
around 1915 - Sep 2, 1942
James Kesson Johnston
around 1890 - Jan 29, 1917
James Locke Johnston
around 1921 - May 23, 1943
James Macleary Johnston
around 1915 - Mar 9, 1943
James Malcolm Johnston
Died: May 26, 1917
James Malcolmson Johnston
around 1923 - Mar 4, 1945
James Maxwell Johnston
around 1916 - Feb 15, 1942
James Miller Johnston
around 1889 - Nov 6, 1917
James Mills Johnston
around 1897 - May 18, 1918
James Mossman Johnston
around 1906 - Jun 8, 1941
James Maccormac Caldwell Johnston
around 1884 - May 27, 1916
James Mckinley Johnston
around 1915 - Jun 25, 1940
James Patrick Johnston
around 1895 - Jul 21, 1917
James Percival Johnston
1893 - May 15, 1915
Sunb, Australia
James Pollock Johnston
Died: Nov 1, 1914
James Rae Johnston
around 1889 - Nov 6, 1917
James Ramage Sneddon Johnston
around 1918 - Aug 13, 1944
James Redfern Johnston
around 1887 - Jul 1, 1916
James Reginald Johnston
around 1926 - Jun 6, 1941
James Robert Alexander Johnston
around 1923 - May 30, 1946
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