William Foster (1897 - 1918)

William Foster
1897 - 1918
updated February 06, 2019
William Foster was born c. 1897. He died on March 26, 1918 at 21 years old.
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Foster
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Pozieres Memorial Panel 68 To 72., in France
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Service number: 276278
Rank: Private
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/6th Bn.

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William Foster died on March 26, 1918 at 21 years of age. He was buried in Pozieres Memorial Panel 68 To 72., France. He was born c. 1897. We have no information about William's family or relationships.
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1897 - 1918 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that William Foster was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1900, by the time he was only 3 years old, the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1909, he was just 12 years old when the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1918, in the year of William Foster's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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