William Montgomery (1897 - 1944)

William Montgomery
1897 - 1944
updated February 06, 2019
William Montgomery was born around 1897. He died on June 27, 1944 at 47 years old.

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William Montgomery

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William

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Becklingen War Cemetery 17. B. 2., in Germany

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Rank: Chief Steward
Regiment: Merchant Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: S.s. Dalesman (liverpool)

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William Montgomery died on June 27, 1944 at age 47. He was buried in Becklingen War Cemetery 17. B. 2., Germany. He was born around 1897. We have no information about William's family or relationships.
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1897 - 1944 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that William Montgomery was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1906, William was only 9 years old when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1919, when he was 22 years old, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1925, by the time he was 28 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1944, in the year of William Montgomery'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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Other William Montgomeries

around 1909 - Jul 23, 1944
around 1882 - Mar 13, 1915
Unknown - Apr 11, 1917
around 1917 - Oct 19, 1941
around 1874 - Sep 15, 1916
1892 - Sep 12, 1915
around 1915 - Dec 8, 1943
1898 - Jul 19, 1916
around 1911 - Mar 11, 1943
around 1893 - Mar 20, 1915
around 1879 - Jun 27, 1918
around 1921 - Jan 6, 1942
around 1880 - Nov 5, 1918
Unknown - Oct 10, 1917

Other Montgomeries

Unknown - Oct 10, 1917
around 1880 - Nov 5, 1918
around 1921 - Jan 6, 1942
around 1879 - Jun 27, 1918
around 1893 - Mar 20, 1915
around 1911 - Mar 11, 1943
1898 - Jul 19, 1916
around 1915 - Dec 8, 1943
1892 - Sep 12, 1915
around 1874 - Sep 15, 1916
around 1917 - Oct 19, 1941
Unknown - Apr 11, 1917
around 1882 - Mar 13, 1915
around 1909 - Jul 23, 1944
around 1862 - Aug 3, 1919
around 1898 - Jul 28, 1916
Unknown - Oct 1, 1916

Other Bios

Unknown - Oct 10, 1917
around 1880 - Nov 5, 1918
around 1921 - Jan 6, 1942
around 1879 - Jun 27, 1918
around 1893 - Mar 20, 1915
around 1911 - Mar 11, 1943
1898 - Jul 19, 1916
around 1915 - Dec 8, 1943
1892 - Sep 12, 1915
around 1874 - Sep 15, 1916
around 1917 - Oct 19, 1941
Unknown - Apr 11, 1917
around 1882 - Mar 13, 1915
around 1909 - Jul 23, 1944
around 1862 - Aug 3, 1919
around 1898 - Jul 28, 1916
Unknown - Oct 1, 1916
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