William Frank Merrick (1924 - 1945)

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Birth

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Burial / Funeral

Runnymede Memorial Panel 276.,
United Kingdom

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Military Service

Service number: 2211987
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 640 Sqdn.

Middle name

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1924 - In the year that William Frank Merrick was born, 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.

1931 - William was only 7 years old when 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.

1935 - William was only 11 years old when 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.

1940 - When he was 16 years old, 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.

1945 - In the year of William Frank Merrick's passing, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

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William Frank Merrick passed away on January 17, 1945 at 21 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Runnymede Memorial Panel 276., United Kingdom. He was born around 1924. We have no information about William's family or relationships.

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