William Foster (1908 - 1942)

William Foster
1908 - 1942
updated February 06, 2019
William Foster was born c. 1908. He died on April 5, 1942 at age 34.
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Belmont Cemetery Sec. I. C. Of E. Grave 174., in United Kingdom
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Service number: 51145
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

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William Foster died on April 5, 1942 at 34 years old. He was buried in Belmont Cemetery Sec. I. C. Of E. Grave 174., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1908. We have no information about William's surviving family.
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In 1908, in the year that William Foster was born, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1919, William was merely 11 years old when Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1928, when he was 20 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1934, William was 26 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1942, in the year of William Foster's passing, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

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1866 - Aug 8, 1946
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c. 1895 - Apr 5, 1921
Unknown - May 17, 1916
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
Unknown - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1895 - Sep 12, 1916
c. 1919 - Nov 10, 1942
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
Unknown - Oct 18, 1944
c. 1884 - Dec 7, 1942

Other Fosters

Unknown - Dec 22, 1942
Unknown - Jul 10, 1920
c. 1888 - Nov 16, 1915
c. 1897 - Apr 11, 1918
c. 1920 - Nov 24, 1942
Unknown - Mar 24, 1918
c. 1920 - Jun 8, 1941
c. 1915 - Feb 14, 1945
c. 1888 - Oct 9, 1917
c. 1920 - Dec 5, 1941
c. 1924 - Sep 2, 1944
c. 1913 - Mar 9, 1942
c. 1874 - Apr 10, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 6, 1941
c. 1887 - Nov 11, 1914
c. 1889 - Oct 13, 1915
c. 1914 - Apr 7, 1945
c. 1914 - Apr 15, 1941
c. 1897 - Oct 9, 1917

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Unknown - Dec 22, 1942
Unknown - Jul 10, 1920
c. 1888 - Nov 16, 1915
c. 1897 - Apr 11, 1918
c. 1920 - Nov 24, 1942
Unknown - Mar 24, 1918
c. 1920 - Jun 8, 1941
c. 1915 - Feb 14, 1945
c. 1888 - Oct 9, 1917
c. 1920 - Dec 5, 1941
c. 1924 - Sep 2, 1944
c. 1913 - Mar 9, 1942
c. 1874 - Apr 10, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 6, 1941
c. 1887 - Nov 11, 1914
c. 1889 - Oct 13, 1915
c. 1914 - Apr 7, 1945
c. 1914 - Apr 15, 1941
c. 1897 - Oct 9, 1917
Unknown - Nov 30, 1917
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