James Neville Davies-Colley (1888 - 1942)

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James Neville Davies-Colley
1888 - 1942
updated February 06, 2019
James Neville Davies-Colley was born around 1888. He died on April 13, 1942 at 54 years old.

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Neville

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Whangarei (maunu) Public Cemetery 5 (s)., in New Zealand

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Service number: 1/20/57
Rank: Private
Regiment: New Zealand Infantry

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James Neville Davies-Colley died on April 13, 1942 at 54 years of age. He was buried in Whangarei (maunu) Public Cemetery 5 (s)., New Zealand. He was born around 1888. We have no information about James's family or relationships.
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1888 - 1942 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that James Neville Davies-Colley was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1909, he was 21 years old when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1916, he was 28 years old when 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 1927, at the age of 39 years old, James was alive when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1942, in the year of James Neville Davies-Colley'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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Other Davieses

Paul Neville Davies-Colley
around 1920 - Aug 1, 1943
Paul John Davies-Cooke
around 1917 - Sep 27, 1940
Owen Llewellyn Davies-Griffiths
around 1912 - Jan 19, 1945
Sydney William Davies-Grylls
around 1883 - Oct 30, 1918
James Davies-Shuck
around 1923 - Jul 1, 1944
John Charles Edmunds-Davies
around 1894 - Apr 12, 1917
Thomas Evans-Davies
Died: Aug 25, 1916
Geoffrey Ffrangcon-Davies
around 1896 - May 10, 1915
Claude Gibney Finch-Davies
around 1876 - Aug 3, 1920
Harley Edmond Fitzroy Fox-Davies
around 1908 - May 15, 1941
Gebal Davies
Died: Dec 5, 1942
Ivan Beauclerk Hart-Davies
around 1876 - Jul 27, 1917
Arthur Gwynne Hughes-Davies
around 1882 - Sep 20, 1918
Anthony Wenham Humphreys-Davies
around 1916 - Mar 24, 1944
H R Hunter-Davies
Died: Oct 6, 1918
John Davies
Died: Aug 4, 1914
John Davies
Died: May 2, 1918
John Davies
Died: Nov 11, 1917
William Albert Somerset Kevill-Davies
around 1877 - May 15, 1915

Other Colleys

Other Bios

Paul Neville Davies-Colley
around 1920 - Aug 1, 1943
Paul John Davies-Cooke
around 1917 - Sep 27, 1940
Owen Llewellyn Davies-Griffiths
around 1912 - Jan 19, 1945
Sydney William Davies-Grylls
around 1883 - Oct 30, 1918
James Davies-Shuck
around 1923 - Jul 1, 1944
James William Davieson
Died: May 23, 1942
Harry Davill
around 1883 - Oct 9, 1916
Henry Davill
around 1897 - Nov 14, 1918
J Davill
Died: Nov 5, 1918
John Davill
around 1893 - Jul 31, 1915
Laurence Allen Davill
around 1921 - Dec 16, 1942
George Henry Daville
around 1924 - Dec 16, 1942
H A Davin
Died: Jun 13, 1916
J Davin
Died: Sep 25, 1915
John Jerome Davin
Died: Jul 28, 1918
Thomas Joseph Davin
around 1891 - Jul 31, 1917
William Maurice Davin
around 1894 - Oct 26, 1917
Davinder Singh Bedi
Died: Dec 20, 1941
Charles Beauchamp Davinet
Died: May 31, 1919
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