Robert William King

(1904 - 1944)

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Robert William King
1904 - 1944
Born
c. 1904
Death
June 18, 1944
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Robert William King was born c. 1904. He died on June 18, 1944 at age 40.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Karachi War Cemetery 8. B. 16. in Pakistan
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Service number: 4262883
Rank: Private
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
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Robert William King died on June 18, 1944 at 40 years old. He was buried in Karachi War Cemetery 8. B. 16., Pakistan. He was born c. 1904. There is no information about Robert's surviving family.

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In 1904, in the year that Robert William King was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1912, when he was just 8 years old, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1927, he was 23 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1933, he was 29 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1944, in the year of Robert William King's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

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c. 1891 - Feb 11, 1919 1891 - 1919
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c. 1921 - Oct 16, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1911 - Dec 5, 1941 1911 - 1941
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c. 1916 - Mar 20, 1944 1916 - 1944
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Unknown - Mar 24, 1945 ? - 1945
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c. 1914 - Mar 1, 1946 1914 - 1946
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c. 1913 - Sep 7, 1942 1913 - 1942
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c. 1925 - Dec 28, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1926 - Jul 20, 1944 1926 - 1944
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c. 1926 - Jan 4, 1945 1926 - 1945
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c. 1921 - May 23, 1941 1921 - 1941
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Unknown - Jul 23, 1943 ? - 1943
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c. 1910 - Apr 18, 1945 1910 - 1945
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c. 1917 - Jun 17, 1940 1917 - 1940
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c. 1914 - Nov 14, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1921 - May 23, 1944 1921 - 1944
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Unknown - Feb 5, 1942 ? - 1942
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