William Ernest Lyall Foster (1917 - 1945)

William Ernest Lyall Foster
1917 - 1945
updated February 06, 2019
William Ernest Lyall Foster was born c. 1917. He died on May 29, 1945 at 28 years of age.
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William Ernest Lyall Foster
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William
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Ernest Lyall
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Foster
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Parkes General Cemetery Plot A. Row D. Grave 9., in Australia
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Service number: 443813
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment: Royal Australian Air Force

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William Ernest Lyall Foster died on May 29, 1945 at 28 years old. He was buried in Parkes General Cemetery Plot A. Row D. Grave 9., Australia. He was born c. 1917. There is no information about William's family or relationships.
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1917 - 1945 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that William Ernest Lyall Foster was born, 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.

In 1921, when he was only 4 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1926, William was just 9 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1932, at the age of just 15 years old, William was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1945, in the year of William Ernest Lyall Foster's passing, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

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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

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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
c. 1918 - Jun 7, 1944
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