William J. Wedge (1918 - 1944)

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William J. Wedge
1918 - 1944
updated February 06, 2019
William J. Wedge was born around 1918. He died on September 30, 1944 at 26 years of age.

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'f/13313' Calais Canadian War Cemetery,

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Service number: France
Rank: Private
Regiment: north Nova Scotia Highlanders
Unit/ship/squadron: R.c.i.c.

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William J. Wedge died on September 30, 1944 at 26 years old. He was buried in 'f/13313' Calais Canadian War Cemetery. He was born around 1918. We have no information about William's family or relationships.
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1918 - 1944 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that William J. Wedge was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1923, by the time he was just 5 years old, 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 1928, when he was merely 10 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1934, he was 16 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 1944, in the year of William J. Wedge's passing, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

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George Edward Wedgwood
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Gilbert Colclough Wedgwood
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Jefferson Heywood Wedgwood
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Died: Jul 30, 1916
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