Gunner Montague George Fountain

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

24 Aug 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Shop assistant


Webdale, Wellington Street, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

52 St Saviour's Crescent
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News/Saturday Telegraph , 9th September 1916
Gunner Montague George Fountain


Gunner Montague George Fountain, 132456, Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action on the Somme on August 24th, 1916, less than a fortnight after arriving in France.

He was aged 32 and had joined the R.F.A. at Biscot Camp in March 1916. He was billeted there for some time, and after four months training was drafted to France.

Gunner Fountain was born in Markyate in 1884, a son of William and Emily Fountain. In 1901 he was living with relatives in Wellington Street, Luton, and in 1904 he married Kate Mardle (Mardell in some records) and they had three children - Ivy (born 1905), Harold (born 1909) and Elsie (born 1915).

Prior to enlistment Montague was employed as a shop assistant by Webdale's in Wellington Street. The family was living at 52 St Saviour's Crescent, Luton.


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Gunner Montague George Fountain

Author: Deejaya

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