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Ralph Bower Fountain

In memory of:

Lieutenant Ralph Bower Fountain

September 3, 1944

Military Service


Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Westminster Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.

Division:

(Motor), C

Additional Information


Son of John and Dorothea J. Fountain, of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 308 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II, G, 67.

Location:

GRADARA WAR CEMETERY is situated in the Commune of Gradara in the Province of Pesaro, at a distance of about 1.5 kilometres from the shores of the Adriatic. To reach the GRADARA WAR CEMETERY from Highway A14 (Bologna-Taranto), exit at Cattolica, which is the nearest town and a seaside resort. The Cemetery is on the main road 5 kilometres south west of the town. The cemetery occupies a unique position on a hillside which was terraced for agriculture, each row of graves taking up one terrace. The site for the cemetery was chosen in November 1944 and it contains the graves of casualties incurred during the advance from Ancona to Rimini (which broke the Gothic Line) and in the heavy fighting around Rimini, which was taken by the Allies on 21st September 1944.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of RALPH BOWER FOUNTAIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– View of the Cross of Sacrifice from the tiered rows of Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013
  • Cemetery– Cross of Sacrifice - Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Row of markers in the tiered Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Gradara War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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