Robert Melville Clark

(1912 - 1940)

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Robert Melville Clark
1912 - 1940
Born
c. 1912
Death
May 29, 1940
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Robert Melville Clark was born c. 1912. He died on May 29, 1940 at age 28.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Melville Clark
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Dunkirk Memorial Column 132. in France
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Service number: 68723
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: 2 Corps Ammunition Park
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Robert Melville Clark passed away on May 29, 1940 at 28 years old. He was buried in Dunkirk Memorial Column 132., France. He was born c. 1912. There is no information about Robert's family.

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In 1912, in the year that Robert Melville Clark was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1925, Robert was just 13 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1928, at the age of 16 years old, Robert was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1936, by the time he was 24 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1940, in the year of Robert Melville Clark's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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