Robert Melville Nelson (1918 - 1940)

Robert Melville Nelson
1918 - 1940
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Melville Nelson was born around 1918. He died on April 4, 1940 at age 22.

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Robert Melville Nelson

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Robert

Middle name

Melville

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Gender

Male

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Death

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Burial / Funeral

Bathgate Cemetery Sec. T. Grave 225., in United Kingdom

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Military Service

Service number: 580853
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Unit/ship/squadron: 214 Sqdn.

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Robert Melville Nelson passed away on April 4, 1940 at 22 years of age. He was buried in Bathgate Cemetery Sec. T. Grave 225., United Kingdom. He was born around 1918. We have no information about Robert's immediate family.
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1918 - 1940 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Robert Melville Nelson was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1921, at the age of just 3 years old, Robert was alive when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1928, when he was merely 10 years old, 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 1935, Robert was 17 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1940, in the year of Robert Melville Nelson's passing, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

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Other Robert Nelsons

1918 - 1996
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1887 - Jun 22, 1916
around 1912 - Oct 29, 1940

Other Nelsons

around 1912 - Oct 29, 1940
around 1887 - Jun 22, 1916
around 1923 - Jan 29, 1944
around 1924 - Apr 16, 1945
Unknown - Dec 31, 1941
around 1917 - Sep 22, 1943
around 1860 - Sep 10, 1940
around 1921 - Jul 13, 1944
Unknown - Feb 7, 1917
around 1923 - Jan 16, 1944
around 1909 - Jul 18, 1940
around 1922 - Feb 15, 1943
around 1920 - Sep 8, 1944
around 1923 - Apr 25, 1941
1890 - Nov 24, 1916
around 1923 - Jul 6, 1945
around 1887 - Aug 16, 1917
Unknown - Sep 3, 1918
Unknown - Jul 19, 1918
around 1897 - Oct 31, 1917

Other Bios

around 1912 - Oct 29, 1940
around 1887 - Jun 22, 1916
around 1923 - Jan 29, 1944
around 1924 - Apr 16, 1945
Unknown - Dec 31, 1941
around 1917 - Sep 22, 1943
around 1860 - Sep 10, 1940
around 1921 - Jul 13, 1944
Unknown - Feb 7, 1917
around 1923 - Jan 16, 1944
around 1909 - Jul 18, 1940
around 1922 - Feb 15, 1943
around 1920 - Sep 8, 1944
around 1923 - Apr 25, 1941
1890 - Nov 24, 1916
around 1923 - Jul 6, 1945
around 1887 - Aug 16, 1917
Unknown - Sep 3, 1918
Unknown - Jul 19, 1918
around 1897 - Oct 31, 1917
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