William Joseph Foster (1919 - 1945)

William Joseph Foster
1919 - 1945
updated July 24, 2019
William Joseph Foster was born c. 1919. He died on April 14, 1945 at 26 years of age.
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William Joseph Foster
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Foster
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Nederweert War Cemetery Iv. D. 4., in Netherlands
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Service number: nx28792
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Army Medical Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f. 5 Australian General Hospital.
Honors/awards: Mentioned In Despatches

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William Joseph Foster passed away on April 14, 1945 at age 26. He was buried in Nederweert War Cemetery Iv. D. 4., Netherlands. He was born c. 1919. There is no information about William's family or relationships.
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1919 - 1945 World Events

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In 1919, in the year that William Joseph Foster was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1924, when he was just 5 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1925, he was just 6 years old 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 1935, at the age of 16 years old, William was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1945, in the year of William Joseph Foster's passing, on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

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Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1884 - Dec 7, 1942
Unknown - Oct 18, 1944
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
c. 1919 - Nov 10, 1942
c. 1895 - Sep 12, 1916
Unknown - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1919 - Dec 22, 1942
c. 1893 - Aug 14, 1915
Unknown - Sep 23, 1939
c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1944
Unknown - Nov 1, 1918
Dec 29, 1916 - Jul 9, 1943
Unknown - May 17, 1916
c. 1895 - Apr 5, 1921
Unknown - Jun 7, 1944
c. 1917 - Dec 26, 1940
Unknown - Dec 13, 1942
Unknown - Apr 29, 1943
c. 1920 - Feb 17, 1942

Other Bios

Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1884 - Dec 7, 1942
Unknown - Oct 18, 1944
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
c. 1919 - Nov 10, 1942
c. 1895 - Sep 12, 1916
Unknown - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1919 - Dec 22, 1942
c. 1893 - Aug 14, 1915
Unknown - Sep 23, 1939
c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1944
Unknown - Nov 1, 1918
Dec 29, 1916 - Jul 9, 1943
Unknown - May 17, 1916
c. 1895 - Apr 5, 1921
Unknown - Jun 7, 1944
c. 1917 - Dec 26, 1940
Unknown - Dec 13, 1942
Unknown - Apr 29, 1943
c. 1920 - Feb 17, 1942
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