William Alfred Randale Foster (1913 - 1942)

William Alfred Randale Foster
1913 - 1942
updated February 06, 2019
William Alfred Randale Foster was born c. 1913. He died on March 9, 1942 at age 29.
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William Alfred Randale Foster
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William
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Alfred Randale
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Foster
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Singapore Memorial Column 418., in Singapore
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Service number: 1157032
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Honors/awards: Mentioned In Despatches

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William Alfred Randale Foster died on March 9, 1942 at 29 years old. He was buried in Singapore Memorial Column 418., Singapore. He was born c. 1913. There is no information about William's immediate family.
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1913 - 1942 World Events

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In 1913, in the year that William Alfred Randale Foster was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1923, at the age of merely 10 years old, William was alive when 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.

In 1926, he was only 13 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1930, when he was 17 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1942, in the year of William Alfred Randale Foster's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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c. 1874 - Apr 10, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 6, 1941
c. 1887 - Nov 11, 1914
c. 1889 - Oct 13, 1915
c. 1914 - Apr 7, 1945
c. 1914 - Apr 15, 1941
c. 1897 - Oct 9, 1917
Unknown - Nov 30, 1917
1895 - Apr 11, 1918
c. 1894 - Apr 22, 1915
c. 1917 - Nov 19, 1941
c. 1897 - Jan 8, 1917
c. 1890 - Jul 7, 1916
c. 1891 - Mar 24, 1918
c. 1910 - Feb 24, 1947
c. 1873 - Sep 16, 1918
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