James Isaac Johnston

(1920 - 1942)

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James Isaac Johnston
1920 - 1942
Born
1920
Sandford, Australia
Death
January 22, 1942
Last Known Residence
Sandford, Australia
Summary
James Isaac Johnston was born in 1920 in Sandford, Australia. He was born to James Andrew Johnston and Elizabeth White Johnston. He died on January 22, 1942 at 22 years old.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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James Isaac Johnston
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James Isaac Johnston
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Sandford, Australia
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James Johnston was born in in Sandford, Australia
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James Johnston died on
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James Johnston was born in in Sandford, Australia
James Johnston died on
Birth
Death
Singapore Memorial Column 130. in Singapore
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Military Service

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

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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, at the age of just 10 years old, James was alive 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 1934, by the time he was just 14 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 1942, in the year of James Isaac Johnston'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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c. 1915 - Sep 2, 1942 1915 - 1942
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c. 1890 - Jan 29, 1917 1890 - 1917
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c. 1921 - May 23, 1943 1921 - 1943
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c. 1915 - Mar 9, 1943 1915 - 1943
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Unknown - May 26, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1923 - Mar 4, 1945 1923 - 1945
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c. 1916 - Feb 15, 1942 1916 - 1942
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c. 1897 - May 18, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1906 - Jun 8, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
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