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Raymond George FOUNTAIN

Regimental number54
Place of birthLeichhardt, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt and Newtown Public Schools, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
AddressPrince of Wales Hotel, King Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G H Fountain, Prince of Wales Hotel, King Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


For consistently good service and devotion to duty throughout the past two years.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Garter Point Cem. Memorial 23), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
85
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Henry and Sarah Jane FOUNTAIN, Woy Woy, New South Wales. Native of Leichhardt, New South Wales
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty. This N.C.O. is the Pioneer Sergeant. Both in and out of the line, his work has been consistent and of a high standard. He has rendered valuable service throughout the past two years.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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