William John Ferguson

(1919 - 1942)

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William John Ferguson
1919 - 1942
Born
c. 1919
Death
September 16, 1942
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William John Ferguson was born c. 1919. He died on September 16, 1942 at 23 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William John Ferguson
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Little Rissington (st. Peter) Churchyard Plot North. Row E. Grave 5. in United Kingdom
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Service number: 1387312
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force
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William John Ferguson died on September 16, 1942 at 23 years old. He was buried in Little Rissington (st. Peter) Churchyard Plot North. Row E. Grave 5., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1919. We have no information about William's family.

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In 1919, in the year that William John Ferguson was born, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1922, when he was merely 3 years old, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1925, at the age of just 6 years old, William was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1937, he was 18 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1942, in the year of William John Ferguson'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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c. 1899 - Dec 13, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1888 - Aug 9, 1916 1888 - 1916
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c. 1887 - Sep 20, 1917 1887 - 1917
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c. 1891 - Dec 15, 1918 1891 - 1918
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c. 1885 - Oct 29, 1918 1885 - 1918
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c. 1896 - Apr 9, 1917 1896 - 1917
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c. 1914 - Sep 4, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1911 - Oct 13, 1943 1911 - 1943
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c. 1916 - Mar 31, 1945 1916 - 1945
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c. 1909 - Jun 8, 1944 1909 - 1944
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Unknown - Sep 1, 1940 ? - 1940
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c. 1899 - Dec 13, 1918 1899 - 1918
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Unknown - Nov 2, 1914 ? - 1914
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c. 1921 - Jan 15, 1943 1921 - 1943
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c. 1888 - Aug 9, 1916 1888 - 1916
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c. 1916 - Jul 18, 1942 1916 - 1942
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Unknown - Sep 4, 1942 ? - 1942
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c. 1901 - Feb 10, 1942 1901 - 1942
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c. 1887 - Sep 20, 1917 1887 - 1917
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c. 1891 - Dec 15, 1918 1891 - 1918
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c. 1885 - Oct 29, 1918 1885 - 1918
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c. 1896 - Apr 9, 1917 1896 - 1917
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c. 1914 - Sep 4, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1911 - Oct 13, 1943 1911 - 1943
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c. 1916 - Mar 31, 1945 1916 - 1945
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c. 1909 - Jun 8, 1944 1909 - 1944
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Unknown - Sep 2, 1918 ? - 1918
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Unknown - May 9, 1915 ? - 1915
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