Kenneth Gordon King

(1916 - 1943)

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Kenneth Gordon King
1916 - 1943
Born
1916
Tgon, Australia
Death
September 14, 1943
Last Known Residence
Tgon, Australia
Summary
Kenneth Gordon King was born in 1916 in Tgon, Australia. He was born to Isaac Jacob Stewart King and Nellie Christina (Moller) King. He died on September 14, 1943 at age 27.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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Kenneth Gordon King
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Kenneth Gordon King
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Tgon, Australia
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Kenneth King was born in in Tgon, Australia
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Kenneth King died on
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Kenneth King was born in in Tgon, Australia
Kenneth King died on
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Lae War Cemetery A. B. 16. in Papua New Guinea
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Service number: vx47339
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 2/23 Bn.
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Kenneth Gordon King died on September 14, 1943 at 27 years of age. He was buried in Lae War Cemetery A. B. 16., Papua New Guinea. Kenneth was born in 1916 in Tgon, Australia. He was born to Isaac Jacob Stewart King and Nellie Christina (Moller) King.

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In 1916, in the year that Kenneth Gordon King was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1922, when he was merely 6 years old, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1925, he was only 9 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1934, Kenneth was 18 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 1943, in the year of Kenneth Gordon King's passing, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

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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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Unknown - Aug 15, 1915 ? - 1915
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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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Unknown - Jan 25, 1944 ? - 1944
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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. 1880 - Sep 25, 1918 1880 - 1918
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c. 1924 - Nov 26, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1884 - Aug 21, 1944 1884 - 1944
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Unknown - Sep 14, 1916 ? - 1916
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c. 1897 - Jun 3, 1917 1897 - 1917
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Unknown - Nov 3, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Nov 20, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Nov 6, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Mar 12, 1915 ? - 1915
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