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David Claud Bauer D.F.C.

Born:
1 Tevet 5650 (24 December 1889)
Died:
28 Heshvan 5679 (03 November 1918)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BAU0832
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1 Tevet 5650 (24 December 1889)
Place of birth:
Sydney, Australia

Death

Date of death:
28 Heshvan 5679 (03 November 1918)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
France
Cause of death:
Pneumonia
Burial place:
Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny

Places

Addresses

His home:
4 Herne Hill Mansions, Herne Hill London (1916)

Schools

Name:
Melbourne Church of England School
Year started:
1901
Year left:
1903
Name:
Dulwich College
Year started:
1905
Year left:
1907

Synagogues

Name:
West London Synagogue
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DFC

He was awarded DFC on 3rd June 1918 for the following service; "This Officer has commanded No 18 Balloon Section located near the Lille Gate in Ypres throughout the battles of the Second Army in the autumn of 1917. His camp was continually under shell fire from guns of large calibre, and his balloon was hit many times, but nevertheless much important work was done by his section, He showed courage and set a good example to all , and it was largely due to him that work was carried on at all under such conditions." He died at a CCS near Bapaume, from pneumonia, and was buried at Delsaux Farm Military Cemetery. His Colonel wrote; "Had he not died in hospital he would have headed the list of recommendations for further decorations."

Family

Parents

Father: Julius Bauer (male)
Mother: Jane Gerschel (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1916
Date discharged/death:
03 November 1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Flying Corp
Regiment:
Royal Air Force
Medals:
Distinguished Flying Cross

Roll of Honour

D. C. (D.F.C.) BAUER, 03 November 1918

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
03/11/1918
Age:
29
Regiment / service:
12th Balloon Coy., Royal Air Force
Cemetery:
Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny
Grave reference:
II. F. 20.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Pearl Business
Position:
Charge of Business in Broome, Western Australia
Organisation:
Father's Business

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