William George Fountain

Name

William George Fountain

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

02/05/1917
35

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
M2/137319
Army Service Corps
570th Mechanical Transport Company

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

MOROGORO CEMETERY
III. B. 3.
Tanzania

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford

Pre War

Born on 18 Jan 1882 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey and baptised on 16 Apr 1882 in St Mary’s, Walton-on-Thames son of George and Elizabeth Mary Fountain. He married Gertrude Emma Bonfield on 5 Aug 1907 at Tewin and they lived in Camfield Cottages, Wild Hill, Hatfield in 1911. He was a chauffeur and had four children. They were living in Mangrove Lodge, Hertford when he enlisted.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Bedford on 28 Oct 1915 and embarked at Southampton on the SS Trafford on 25 Dec 1915 for East Africa and died at 52nd Casualty Clearing Station, Mikesse from blackwater fever having previously suffered from dysentery and malaria.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox