William Ernest Foster (1898 - 1917)

William Ernest Foster
1898 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
William Ernest Foster was born c. 1898. He died on October 4, 1917 at age 19.
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William Ernest Foster
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Ernest
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Foster
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'6067' Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, in 26th Bn.
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Service number: Belgium
Rank: Private
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.

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William Ernest Foster died on October 4, 1917 at age 19. He was buried in '6067' Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, 26th Bn.. He was born c. 1898. We have no information about William's family or relationships.
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1898 - 1917 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that William Ernest Foster was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1900, by the time he was merely 2 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1904, at the age of only 6 years old, William was alive when the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1917, in the year of William Ernest Foster's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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c. 1895 - Apr 5, 1921
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Dec 29, 1916 - Jul 9, 1943
Unknown - Nov 1, 1918
c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1944
Unknown - Sep 23, 1939
c. 1893 - Aug 14, 1915
c. 1919 - Dec 22, 1942
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c. 1895 - Sep 12, 1916
c. 1919 - Nov 10, 1942
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
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Other Fosters

c. 1917 - May 29, 1945
c. 1924 - Apr 23, 1944
Unknown - Aug 21, 1941
c. 1910 - Jul 4, 1945
c. 1896 - Mar 20, 1941
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1879 - Oct 14, 1918
c. 1918 - Sep 10, 1943
c. 1891 - Apr 4, 1918
c. 1913 - Sep 3, 1945
1883 - Sep 11, 1940
c. 1908 - Jun 8, 1940
c. 1880 - Nov 18, 1916
Unknown - Aug 17, 1915
c. 1876 - Oct 28, 1914
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1894 - May 27, 1918
c. 1898 - Nov 20, 1917

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c. 1917 - May 29, 1945
c. 1924 - Apr 23, 1944
Unknown - Aug 21, 1941
c. 1910 - Jul 4, 1945
c. 1896 - Mar 20, 1941
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1879 - Oct 14, 1918
c. 1918 - Sep 10, 1943
c. 1891 - Apr 4, 1918
c. 1913 - Sep 3, 1945
1883 - Sep 11, 1940
c. 1908 - Jun 8, 1940
c. 1880 - Nov 18, 1916
Unknown - Aug 17, 1915
c. 1876 - Oct 28, 1914
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1894 - May 27, 1918
c. 1898 - Nov 20, 1917
c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1916 - Feb 21, 1945
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