Keith King

(1920 - 1942)

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Keith King
1920 - 1942
Born
c. 1920
Death
August 30, 1942
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Keith King was born c. 1920. He died on August 30, 1942 at age 22.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Port Moresby (bomana) War Cemetery A1. E. 12. in Papua New Guinea
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Service number: vx23168
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/14 Bn.
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Keith King passed away on August 30, 1942 at 22 years of age. He was buried in Port Moresby (bomana) War Cemetery A1. E. 12., Papua New Guinea. He was born c. 1920. We have no information about Keith's surviving family.

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In 1920, in the year that Keith King was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1930, Keith was only 10 years old 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 1936, Keith was 16 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1942, in the year of Keith King's passing, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

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c. 1924 - May 17, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1919 - Dec 11, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Jul 5, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1916 - Feb 19, 1943 1916 - 1943
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1916 - Sep 14, 1943 1916 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Jun 7, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1923 - Oct 31, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1925 - Feb 2, 1945 1925 - 1945
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c. 1919 - Jun 10, 1944 1919 - 1944
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c. 1888 - May 15, 1918 1888 - 1918
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c. 1897 - Aug 26, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Jul 30, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1913 - Oct 27, 1942 1913 - 1942
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c. 1915 - Oct 10, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1924 - Nov 26, 1943 1924 - 1943
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