Thomas Smith Gregory (1914 - 1942)

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Thomas Smith Gregory
1914 - 1942
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Smith Gregory was born around 1914. He died on November 3, 1942 at 28 years old.

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Thomas Smith Gregory

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Heliopolis War Cemetery 3. A. 3., in Egypt

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Service number: 1375536
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 148 Sqdn.

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Thomas Smith Gregory died on November 3, 1942 at 28 years old. He was buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery 3. A. 3., Egypt. He was born around 1914. We have no information about Thomas's family or relationships.
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1914 - 1942 World Events

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In 1914, in the year that Thomas Smith Gregory was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1929, when he was only 15 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1930, he was 16 years old when 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 1935, by the time he was 21 years old, 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 1942, in the year of Thomas Smith Gregory's passing, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

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Thomas William Gregory
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Thomas William Gregory
around 1916 - Aug 5, 1944
Thomas William Gregory
around 1891 - Feb 6, 1917
Thomas William Gregory
around 1895 - Mar 22, 1918
Thomas W. Gregory
around 1917 - May 27, 1944

Other Gregories

Thomas W. Gregory
around 1917 - May 27, 1944
Thomas William Gregory
around 1895 - Mar 22, 1918
Thomas William Gregory
around 1891 - Feb 6, 1917
Thomas William Gregory
around 1916 - Aug 5, 1944
Thomas William Gregory
around 1880 - Jun 4, 1915
Vernon Gregory
around 1895 - Feb 19, 1921
Vernon Cameron Gregory
around 1895 - Apr 19, 1917
Vernon Percy Gregory
around 1905 - Mar 25, 1941
Victor Charles Gregory
around 1886 - Apr 28, 1917
Victor Frederick Gregory
Died: Aug 18, 1944
Victor Levi Gregory
around 1881 - Mar 23, 1918
Victor William Gregory
around 1897 - Jul 1, 1916
Vincent Charles Gregory
around 1913 - Nov 21, 1941
Violet May Gregory
around 1927 - May 11, 1941
W Gregory
Died: Sep 18, 1918
W Gregory
around 1893 - Jul 10, 1920
W Gregory
around 1885 - Aug 25, 1916
W Gregory
Died: Oct 16, 1918
W Gregory
Died: Jul 15, 1917
W Gregory
Died: Sep 30, 1916

Other Bios

Thomas W. Gregory
around 1917 - May 27, 1944
Thomas William Gregory
around 1895 - Mar 22, 1918
Thomas William Gregory
around 1891 - Feb 6, 1917
Thomas William Gregory
around 1916 - Aug 5, 1944
Thomas William Gregory
around 1880 - Jun 4, 1915
Vernon Gregory
around 1895 - Feb 19, 1921
Vernon Cameron Gregory
around 1895 - Apr 19, 1917
Vernon Percy Gregory
around 1905 - Mar 25, 1941
Victor Charles Gregory
around 1886 - Apr 28, 1917
Victor Frederick Gregory
Died: Aug 18, 1944
Victor Levi Gregory
around 1881 - Mar 23, 1918
Victor William Gregory
around 1897 - Jul 1, 1916
Vincent Charles Gregory
around 1913 - Nov 21, 1941
Violet May Gregory
around 1927 - May 11, 1941
W Gregory
Died: Sep 18, 1918
W Gregory
around 1893 - Jul 10, 1920
W Gregory
around 1885 - Aug 25, 1916
W Gregory
Died: Oct 16, 1918
W Gregory
Died: Jul 15, 1917
W Gregory
Died: Sep 30, 1916
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