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Henry William FONE

Regimental number3815
Place of birthWedderburn, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
Address13 Phillip Street, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 9"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs N Fone, 13 Phillip Street, Long Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Discharge date17 February 1919
Family/military connectionsSon: 3282 Pte George Henry FONE, 3rd Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 29 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 8 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 29 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 17 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsParents: Henry William (d. 19 December 1922, aged 44; bu. Bendigo Cemetery) and Nanny Williams FONE (d. 5 July 1956, aged 79; bu. Bendigo Cemetery)
Date of death19 December 1922
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FONE Henry William

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