Laurence Allen Davill (1921 - 1942)

Laurence Allen Davill
1921 - 1942
updated February 06, 2019
Laurence Allen Davill was born around 1921. He died on December 16, 1942 at 21 years of age.

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Laurence Allen Davill

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Alice Springs Cemetery Plot M. Row A. Grave 8., in Australia

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Service number: s60019
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Army Service Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: A.c.m.f. 122 Gen. Tpt. Coy.

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Laurence Allen Davill passed away on December 16, 1942 at age 21. He was buried in Alice Springs Cemetery Plot M. Row A. Grave 8., Australia. He was born around 1921. We have no information about Laurence's family.
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1921 - 1942 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Laurence Allen Davill was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1930, Laurence was just 9 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1935, Laurence was only 14 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1942, in the year of Laurence Allen Davill's passing, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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