Basil Wilfred Williams (1893 - 1917)

Basil Wilfred Williams
1893 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
Basil Wilfred Williams was born around 1893. He died on March 12, 1917 at 24 years of age.
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Basil Wilfred Williams
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Williams
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Foncquevillers Military Cemetery Iii. E. 1., in France
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Service number: 226219
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: Monmouthshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.

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Basil Wilfred Williams died on March 12, 1917 at age 24. He was buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery Iii. E. 1., France. He was born around 1893. We are unaware of information about Basil's family or relationships.
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1893 - 1917 World Events

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In 1893, in the year that Basil Wilfred Williams was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1900, Basil was merely 7 years old when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1905, Basil was just 12 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1917, in the year of Basil Wilfred Williams's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

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around 1918 - Jan 23, 1943
around 1899 - Jan 2, 1941
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around 1879 - Jan 30, 1915
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around 1897 - Jul 26, 1917
Unknown - Apr 26, 1918
around 1885 - Jun 8, 1917
around 1883 - Sep 29, 1917
Unknown - Nov 8, 1915
around 1886 - Apr 21, 1917
around 1896 - Aug 10, 1915
around 1896 - Jun 4, 1915
around 1897 - Sep 25, 1915
around 1891 - May 12, 1917
Unknown - Jul 14, 1916
Unknown - Dec 30, 1917
around 1896 - May 3, 1917
around 1919 - May 6, 1942
around 1895 - Jun 10, 1944

Other Bios

around 1918 - Jan 23, 1943
around 1899 - Jan 2, 1941
around 1882 - Apr 26, 1942
around 1879 - Jan 30, 1915
Unknown - Jul 22, 1916
around 1897 - Jul 26, 1917
Unknown - Apr 26, 1918
around 1885 - Jun 8, 1917
around 1883 - Sep 29, 1917
Unknown - Nov 8, 1915
around 1886 - Apr 21, 1917
around 1896 - Aug 10, 1915
around 1896 - Jun 4, 1915
around 1897 - Sep 25, 1915
around 1891 - May 12, 1917
Unknown - Jul 14, 1916
Unknown - Dec 30, 1917
around 1896 - May 3, 1917
around 1919 - May 6, 1942
around 1895 - Jun 10, 1944
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