Victor James Worrall

(1916 - 1940)

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Victor James Worrall
1916 - 1940
Born
c. 1916
Death
May 31, 1940
Dunkirk, Nord County, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France
Summary
Victor James Worrall was born c. 1916. He was born to Victor Harold Worrall and Christine Maud Gammon, with siblings Dennis, Bobby, and Jacqueline. He died on May 31, 1940 in Dunkirk, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France at 24 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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I never knew Victor as he died many years before I was born. His sister was my Grandmother and she always spoke of Victor with such fond memories and love I almost felt like I did know him.

My Grandmother has passed on now but Victor is still remembered by our family.
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Victor James Worrall
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Victor James Worrall
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Victor Worrall was born
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Victor Worrall died on in Dunkirk, Nord County, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France
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Victor Worrall was born
Victor Worrall died on in Dunkirk, Nord County, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France
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Fatally Injured
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Les Moeres Communal Cemetery Row B. Grave 24. in France
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Service number: 905664
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 67 Field Regt.
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Always much missed by his sister (my Grandmother) Jaqueline Phelps.

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In 1916, in the year that Victor James Worrall was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1920, he was only 4 years old when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1924, Victor was just 8 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1934, he was 18 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1940, in the year of Victor James Worrall's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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