James Maxwell Johnston

(1916 - 1942)

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James Maxwell Johnston
1916 - 1942
Born
c. 1916
Death
February 15, 1942
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James Maxwell Johnston was born c. 1916. He died on February 15, 1942 at 26 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Maxwell Johnston
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James Maxwell Johnston
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Singapore Memorial Column 123. in Singapore
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Service number: nx73006
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/19 Bn.
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James Maxwell Johnston passed away on February 15, 1942 at age 26. He was buried in Singapore Memorial Column 123., Singapore. He was born c. 1916. We are unaware of information about James's surviving family.

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In 1916, in the year that James Maxwell Johnston was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1925, he was just 9 years old when 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 1929, by the time he was just 13 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1937, James was 21 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1942, in the year of James Maxwell Johnston's passing, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1894 - Feb 22, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1881 - Oct 3, 1915 1881 - 1915
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c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
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c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941

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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. 1884 - May 27, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1915 - Jun 25, 1940 1915 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Jul 21, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
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c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
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c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
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c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944

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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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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. 1884 - May 27, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1915 - Jun 25, 1940 1915 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Jul 21, 1917 1895 - 1917
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1893 - May 15, 1915 1893 - 1915
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Unknown - Nov 1, 1914 ? - 1914
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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
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c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
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c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
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c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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