|Place of birth||Bendigo, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Address||12 Phillip Street, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Nancy Williams Fone, 12 Phillip Street, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets, Compulsory Military Training scheme.|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 7|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/15/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Guillimont Farm|
|Age at death||19.3|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Ronssoy Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 6), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Bendigo Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Henry William (d. 19 December 1922, aged 44; bu. Bendigo Cemetery) and Nanny Williams FONE (d. 5 July 1956, aged 79; bu. Bendigo Cemetery)|
|Family/military connections||Father: 3815 Pte Henry William FONE, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 November 1918 (d. 19 December 1922); Uncle: 2819 Pte Henry TRAHAIR, 7th Bn, died of wounds, 7 May 1917.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 OCtober 1917; marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 8 October 1917.
Marched out to Codford as Working Party, 27 January 1918; marched in to Training Bn from Codford, 3 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 12 February 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Pioneer Bn, in the field, 23 February 1918.
Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 June 1918 (trench fever), and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 36, 2 June 1918, and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, 4 June 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to England, 9 June 1918, and admitted to War Hospital, Exeter, 10 June 1918 (laryngitis: severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 8 July 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 July 1918.
Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, 22 July 1918.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 9 August 1918.
Found guilty, 31 August 1918, of overstaying leave from midnight, 29 August, till reporting back at 3 pm, 30 August 1918: admonished, and awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay; total forfeiture: 2 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 September 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 18 September 1918.
Killed in action, 29 September 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FONE George Henry|