Private Henry Thomas FOUNTAIN

Male 1897 - 1918

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  • Name  Private Henry Thomas FOUNTAIN 
    Title  Private 
    Born  13 Jun 1897 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  1918  Bourlon Wood Cemetery, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  27 Sep 1918  Bourlon Wood, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0749  Complete Clarke Tree
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2013 

    Father  Joseph FOUNTAIN,   b. 1853 
    Mother  Ann BOYLE,   b. 7 Jan 1860 
    Married  27 Nov 1879 
    Family ID  F0126  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • FOUNTAIN, Henry: regimental number, D3317298, was drafted November 3, 1917, he was single, a farm labourer, living in Orillia. Born in Simcoe County, in 1897, a son of Joseph Fountain & Annie Boyle, who had relocated to Mara, (Uptergrove). Henry's Unit arrived in England in April, 1918, by August he was assigned to the 54th (Kootney) Battalion, and joined the Unit, in the field in France, August 23. Just over a month later, he was killed in action, September 27, 1918, in the Battle of Bourlon Wood. The CEF Burial records state " he took part with his Battalion in an attack on enemy positions near Bourlon. After reaching and consolidating the objective, he was hit and instantly killed by a machine gun bullett during an enemy counter attack." Pte. Fountain, is buried in the Bourlon Wood Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave I.A.8. (photo in WW1 album)

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