James Thomas Johnston (1914 - 1940)

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James Thomas Johnston
1914 - 1940
updated February 06, 2019
James Thomas Johnston was born around 1914. He died on August 15, 1940 at 26 years old.

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James Thomas Johnston

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Hawkinge Cemetery Plot O. Row 1. Grave 16., in United Kingdom

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Service number: 43037
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Unit/ship/squadron: 151 Sqdn.

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James Thomas Johnston passed away on August 15, 1940 at age 26. He was buried in Hawkinge Cemetery Plot O. Row 1. Grave 16., United Kingdom. He was born around 1914. We have no information about James's family or relationships.
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1914 - 1940 World Events

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In 1914, in the year that James Thomas Johnston was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1921, James was only 7 years old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1929, by the time he was just 15 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 1934, he was 20 years old when 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 1940, in the year of James Thomas Johnston's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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James William Johnston
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James Webster Johnston
around 1924 - Nov 19, 1944
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around 1895 - Apr 3, 1917

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James Valentine Johnston
around 1895 - Apr 3, 1917
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around 1924 - Nov 19, 1944
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around 1881 - Oct 3, 1915
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around 1894 - Feb 22, 1916
James William Johnston
around 1885 - Oct 30, 1917
James William Johnston
around 1920 - Mar 8, 1940
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James William Johnston
around 1899 - Sep 25, 1918
James Wilson Johnston
around 1908 - Aug 2, 1942
Jay Syver Johnston
around 1922 - Oct 20, 1943
Jean Johnston
around 1930 - Feb 5, 1942
Jean Marie Johnston
around 1924 - Feb 19, 1944
John Johnston
around 1891 - Aug 10, 1918
John Johnston
Died: May 1, 1917
John Johnston
Died: Oct 26, 1917
John Johnston
around 1884 - May 26, 1918
John Johnston
around 1884 - Nov 4, 1918
John Johnston
around 1898 - Oct 13, 1918
John Johnston
around 1893 - Oct 27, 1914
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around 1885 - Jun 1, 1918

Other Bios

James Valentine Johnston
around 1895 - Apr 3, 1917
James Webster Johnston
around 1924 - Nov 19, 1944
James Weir Johnston
Died: Apr 5, 1945
James William Johnston
around 1881 - Oct 3, 1915
James William Johnston
around 1894 - Feb 22, 1916
James William Johnston
around 1885 - Oct 30, 1917
James William Johnston
around 1920 - Mar 8, 1940
Oklahoma, United States
James William Johnston
around 1899 - Sep 25, 1918
James Wilson Johnston
around 1908 - Aug 2, 1942
Jay Syver Johnston
around 1922 - Oct 20, 1943
Jean Johnston
around 1930 - Feb 5, 1942
Jean Marie Johnston
around 1924 - Feb 19, 1944
John Johnston
around 1891 - Aug 10, 1918
John Johnston
Died: May 1, 1917
John Johnston
Died: Oct 26, 1917
John Johnston
around 1884 - May 26, 1918
John Johnston
around 1884 - Nov 4, 1918
John Johnston
around 1898 - Oct 13, 1918
John Johnston
around 1893 - Oct 27, 1914
John Johnston
around 1885 - Jun 1, 1918
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