Robert Staveley Aitchison (1920 - 1940)

Robert Staveley Aitchison
1920 - 1940
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Staveley Aitchison was born on March 26, 1920 in Muendeniya, Ceylon. He was born to George Staveley Aitchison and Lilian Catherine (Rae) Aitchison, with sibling Nerina. He died on August 12, 1940 in near Witney, United Kingdom at 20 years of age.

His younger sister, Nerina Jessie (see photos) was my mother. He was planning to study law at Cambridge at outbreak of WW2. HIs hobby was photography both taking and developing/printing.
He died near the Brize Norton training airfield near Witney, Oxfordshire.
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Robert Staveley Aitchison
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Robert
First name
Staveley
Middle name
Aitchison
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Unknown
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Last known residence
Robert Aitchison was born on in Muendeniya, Matale County, Ceylon
Birth
Robert Aitchison died on at - Brize Norton airfield, in near Witney, Oxfordshire County, United Kingdom
Death
Robert Aitchison was born on in Muendeniya, Matale County, Ceylon
Robert Aitchison died on at - Brize Norton airfield, in near Witney, Oxfordshire County, United Kingdom
Birth
Death
Flying training accident
Cause of death
- St Margaret of Antioch, in Ifield, Sussex County, England
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Haileybury College

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Military Service

Service number: 748109
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

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May 19, 1894 - Sep 1, 1925
Nov 10, 1893 - Sep 20, 1987

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GVI RI
Honi soit qui mal y pense Dieu et mon droit.

This scroll commemorates Sergeant R.S. Aitchison Royal Air Force held in honour as one who served King and Country in the world war of 1939-1945 and gave his life to save mankind from tyranny. May his sacrifice help to bring the peace and freedom for which he died.

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In 1920, in the year that Robert Staveley Aitchison was born, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1930, by the time he was only 10 years old, 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 1938, when he was 18 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1940, in the year of Robert Staveley Aitchison's passing, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

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