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Wilfred Nisbet (1917 - 1944)

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Wilfred Nisbet
1917 - 1944
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c. 1917
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June 8, 1944
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Wilfred Nisbet was born c. 1917. He died on June 8, 1944 at age 27.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 3534313 Rank: Fusilier Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.
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Wilfred Nisbet passed away on June 8, 1944 at 27 years old. He was buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery 13. K. 9., Myanmar. He was born c. 1917. We are unaware of information about Wilfred's family.
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1917 - 1944 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Wilfred Nisbet was born, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1923, Wilfred was only 6 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1927, at the age of only 10 years old, Wilfred was alive when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1939, at the age of 22 years old, Wilfred was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1944, in the year of Wilfred Nisbet's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

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