Thomas Leslie Arthur Gregory

(1916 - 1944)

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Thomas Leslie Arthur Gregory
1916 - 1944
Born
c. 1916
Death
August 18, 1944
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Thomas Leslie Arthur Gregory was born c. 1916. He died on August 18, 1944 at age 28.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Thomas Leslie Arthur Gregory
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Bayeux War Cemetery Xvi. D. 24. in France
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Service number: 327717
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: The Royal Dragoons.
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Thomas Leslie Arthur Gregory passed away on August 18, 1944 at age 28. He was buried in Bayeux War Cemetery Xvi. D. 24., France. He was born c. 1916. We have no information about Thomas's family or relationships.

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In 1916, in the year that Thomas Leslie Arthur Gregory was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1920, at the age of merely 4 years old, Thomas was alive when 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 1924, when he was only 8 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1931, when he was only 15 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1944, in the year of Thomas Leslie Arthur Gregory's passing, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

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c. 1894 - Aug 29, 1918 1894 - 1918
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c. 1914 - Nov 3, 1942 1914 - 1942
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c. 1917 - May 27, 1944 1917 - 1944
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c. 1895 - Mar 22, 1918 1895 - 1918
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c. 1891 - Feb 6, 1917 1891 - 1917
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c. 1916 - Aug 5, 1944 1916 - 1944
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c. 1880 - Jun 4, 1915 1880 - 1915
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c. 1895 - Feb 19, 1921 1895 - 1921
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c. 1895 - Apr 19, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1905 - Mar 25, 1941 1905 - 1941
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c. 1881 - Mar 23, 1918 1881 - 1918
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c. 1897 - Jul 1, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1913 - Nov 21, 1941 1913 - 1941
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c. 1927 - May 11, 1941 1927 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Jul 10, 1920 1893 - 1920
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