William Andrew Locke (1879 - 1918)

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William Andrew Locke
1879 - 1918
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c. 1879
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March 21, 1918
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William Andrew Locke was born c. 1879. He died on March 21, 1918 at age 39.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: s/18869 Rank: Private Regiment: Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/8th Bn.
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William Andrew Locke died on March 21, 1918 at 39 years old. He was buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery Maissemy, France. He was born c. 1879. There is no information about William's immediate family.

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In 1879, in the year that William Andrew Locke was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1887, when he was just 8 years old, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1896, at the age of 17 years old, William was alive when on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1906, at the age of 27 years old, William was alive 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 1918, in the year of William Andrew Locke's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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