Michael Godfrey King

(1919 - 1942)

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Michael Godfrey King
1919 - 1942
Born
c. 1919
Death
November 3, 1942
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Michael Godfrey King was born c. 1919. He died on November 3, 1942 at 23 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Michael Godfrey King
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Michael Godfrey King
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Michael King was born
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El Alamein War Cemetery Xi. J. 16. in Egypt
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Service number: 6915973
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: Rifle Brigade
Unit/ship/squadron: 7th (1st Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn
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Michael Godfrey King died on November 3, 1942 at 23 years of age. He was buried in El Alamein War Cemetery Xi. J. 16., Egypt. He was born c. 1919. There is no information about Michael's family.

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In 1919, in the year that Michael Godfrey King was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1922, he was just 3 years old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1927, he was merely 8 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1931, he was just 12 years old when 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.

In 1942, in the year of Michael Godfrey King's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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