William Ernest Locke (1890 - 1915)

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William Ernest Locke
1890 - 1915
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c. 1890
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September 25, 1915
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William Ernest Locke was born c. 1890. He died on September 25, 1915 at 25 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: z/1951 Rank: Rifleman Regiment: Rifle Brigade Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.
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William Ernest Locke passed away on September 25, 1915 at 25 years of age. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 46 - 48 And 50., Belgium. He was born c. 1890. We are unaware of information about William's family.

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In 1890, in the year that William Ernest Locke was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1900, at the age of merely 10 years old, William was alive 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, William was just 15 years old when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1915, in the year of William Ernest Locke's passing, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

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