William Hay Leith Cruickshank (1897 - 1943)

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William Hay Leith Cruickshank
1897 - 1943
updated February 06, 2019
William Hay Leith Cruickshank was born around 1897. He died on July 26, 1943 at 46 years of age.


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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 1. J. 34., in Thailand



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Service number: vx57195
Rank: Signalman
Regiment: Australian Corps Of Signals
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 8 Div. Sigs.
Honors/awards: M M

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William Hay Leith Cruickshank died on July 26, 1943 at 46 years old. He was buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 1. J. 34., Thailand. He was born around 1897. There is no information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1897, in the year that William Hay Leith Cruickshank was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1906, at the age of merely 9 years old, William was alive when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1915, he was 18 years old when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1920, at the age of 23 years old, William was alive when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1943, in the year of William Hay Leith Cruickshank's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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