William Henry Foster (1916 - 1945)

William Henry Foster
1916 - 1945
updated February 06, 2019
William Henry Foster was born c. 1916. He died on February 21, 1945 at 29 years old.
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Rheinberg War Cemetery 12. A. 8., in Germany
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Service number: 2722131
Rank: Guardsman
Regiment: Irish Guards
Unit/ship/squadron: 3rd Bn.

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William Henry Foster passed away on February 21, 1945 at 29 years old. He was buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery 12. A. 8., Germany. He was born c. 1916. We have no information about William's immediate family.
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1916 - 1945 World Events

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In 1916, in the year that William Henry Foster was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1928, he was just 12 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1930, when he was merely 14 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1934, he was 18 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1945, in the year of William Henry Foster's passing, on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

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Dec 29, 1916 - Jul 9, 1943
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c. 1918 - Jun 7, 1944
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c. 1899 - Jun 9, 1919
c. 1877 - Oct 7, 1940
Unknown - Mar 23, 1918
Unknown - May 28, 1915
c. 1895 - Nov 18, 1916
c. 1898 - May 9, 1917
c. 1866 - Sep 1, 1918
Unknown - Apr 28, 1945
c. 1885 - Dec 26, 1915
c. 1915 - Sep 30, 1943

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c. 1918 - Jun 7, 1944
Unknown - Apr 28, 1941
Unknown - Sep 18, 1918
Unknown - Aug 18, 1916
c. 1899 - Jun 9, 1919
c. 1877 - Oct 7, 1940
Unknown - Mar 23, 1918
Unknown - May 28, 1915
c. 1895 - Nov 18, 1916
c. 1898 - May 9, 1917
c. 1866 - Sep 1, 1918
Unknown - Apr 28, 1945
c. 1885 - Dec 26, 1915
c. 1915 - Sep 30, 1943
c. 1919 - Apr 14, 1945
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1884 - Dec 7, 1942
Unknown - Oct 18, 1944
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
c. 1919 - Nov 10, 1942
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