John Williams Murray (1925 - 1946)

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Becklingen War Cemetery 9. C. 11.,
Germany

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Service number: 66911
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment: Royal Australian Air Force

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Williams

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Clevon Kerwin Murray Memorial Card

Clevon Kerwin Murray Memorial Card

Ellen M. Murray close-up.

Ellen M. Murray close-up.

Naomi Matten

Naomi Matten

Ellen Murray, Marie Curry, Amanda Stevenson

Ellen Murray, Marie Curry, Amanda Stevenson

Ellen M. Murray

Ellen M. Murray

Grisel (Alvarez) Murray

Grisel (Alvarez) Murray

Grisel (Alvarez) Murray

Grisel (Alvarez) Murray

Evelyn Ruth (Pugh) Murray

Evelyn Ruth (Pugh) Murray

Fathers Burke and Murray

Fathers Burke and Murray

The Murray brothers and wives

The Murray brothers and wives

Jacque Murray and Diane Murray

Jacque Murray and Diane Murray

Diane Murray

Diane Murray

John Robert Murray

John Robert Murray

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Roseanne (Murray) Freeman Clevon Kerwin Murray Memorial Card Ellen M. Murray close-up. Naomi Matten

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1925 - In the year that John Williams Murray was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1931 - By the time he was merely 6 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1940 - John was just 15 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

1944 - By the time he was 19 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

1946 - In the year of John Williams Murray's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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John Williams Murray died on January 1, 1946 at age 21. No cause of death has been entered for John. He was buried in Becklingen War Cemetery 9. C. 11., Germany. He was born around 1925. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships.

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