Thomas William Montague (1917 - 1945)

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Thomas William Montague
1917 - 1945
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c. 1917
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August 16, 1945
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Thomas William Montague was born c. 1917. He died on August 16, 1945 at age 28.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: fx.89773
Rank: Air Fitter
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m.s. Nabswick

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Thomas William Montague passed away on August 16, 1945 at age 28. He was buried in Sydney War Cemetery 2z. A. 7., Australia. He was born c. 1917. We have no information about Thomas's surviving family.

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In 1917, in the year that Thomas William Montague was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1925, when he was only 8 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1929, he was only 12 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1936, Thomas was 19 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1945, in the year of Thomas William Montague's passing, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

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