William Partington Bentley (1923 - 1944)

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St. Desir War Cemetery Ii. D. 3.,
France

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Military Service

Service number: 3865969
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.

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Partington

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Nellie M Noble

Nellie M Noble

Nellie M Noble

Nellie M Noble

Lester W. Bentley

Lester W. Bentley

Daisy & Loretta Foy

Daisy & Loretta Foy

Mary E Batch family

Mary E Batch family

Linda Collie

Linda Collie

Webb Bentley, 1942

Webb Bentley, 1942

Letitia Bentley

Letitia Bentley

Letitia Bentley

Letitia Bentley

John Lewis & Rachel Kaziah (Kirchner) Bentley

John Lewis & Rachel Kaziah (Kirchner) Bentley

No.1 Platoon 'A' Coy. No. 20 C.A.(B)T.C.

No.1 Platoon 'A' Coy. No. 20 C.A.(B)T.C.

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Hannah (Bentley) Herrington, NY Nellie M Noble Nellie M Noble Lester W. Bentley

Timeline

1923 - In the year that William Partington Bentley was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1928 - At the age of only 5 years old, William was alive when 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.

1931 - He was merely 8 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1941 - At the age of 18 years old, William was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1944 - In the year of William Partington Bentley'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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William Partington Bentley passed away on August 29, 1944 at age 21. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in St. Desir War Cemetery Ii. D. 3., France. He was born around 1923. We have no information about William's immediate family.

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