Samuel Gourley (1920 - 1944)

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Samuel Gourley
1920 - 1944
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c. 1920
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April 11, 1944
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Samuel Gourley was born c. 1920. He died on April 11, 1944 at 24 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 3252808
Rank: Private
Regiment: Essex Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 5th Bn.

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Samuel Gourley died on April 11, 1944 at 24 years of age. He was buried in Old Monkland Cemetery Sec. 58. Grave 43., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1920. We are unaware of information about Samuel's family.

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In 1920, in the year that Samuel Gourley was born, 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 1930, when 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 1944, in the year of Samuel Gourley's passing, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

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