Philip Lionel Soothill

(1917 - 1942)

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Philip Lionel Soothill
1917 - 1942
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c. 1917
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February 15, 1942
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Philip Lionel Soothill was born c. 1917. He died on February 15, 1942 at age 25.
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Philip Lionel Soothill
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Faughanvale (st. Canice) Church Of Ireland Churchyard Grave 2. in United Kingdom
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Service number: 100571
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 152 Sqdn.
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Philip Lionel Soothill passed away on February 15, 1942 at 25 years of age. He was buried in Faughanvale (st. Canice) Church Of Ireland Churchyard Grave 2., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1917. There is no information about Philip's family or relationships.

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In 1917, in the year that Philip Lionel Soothill was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1920, Philip was just 3 years old when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1921, when he was just 4 years old, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1938, Philip was 21 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1942, in the year of Philip Lionel Soothill'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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