William Richardson Ferguson

(1911 - 1943)

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William Richardson Ferguson
1911 - 1943
Born
c. 1911
Death
October 13, 1943
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William Richardson Ferguson was born c. 1911. He died on October 13, 1943 at 32 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William Richardson Ferguson
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Singapore Memorial Column 110. in Singapore
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Service number: 7636651
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Electrical And Mechanical Engineers
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William Richardson Ferguson passed away on October 13, 1943 at 32 years of age. He was buried in Singapore Memorial Column 110., Singapore. He was born c. 1911. We have no information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1911, in the year that William Richardson Ferguson was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1921, he was only 10 years old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1925, at the age of only 14 years old, William was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1939, by the time he was 28 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1943, in the year of William Richardson Ferguson's passing, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

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