Harold Edward BAUER

BAUER, Harold Edward

Service Numbers: Q25265, 426514
Enlisted: 14 August 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: 47 Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 19 February 1917
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural Causes, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, 28 April 2000, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Gladstone Cemetery, Qld
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World War 2 Service

14 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, Q25265, 47 Infantry Battalion AMF
17 Mar 1941: Involvement Private, Q25265, RAAF 426514 (18/7/1942-12/12/1945)
17 Mar 1941: Enlisted
20 Jan 1942: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, Q25265, 47 Infantry Battalion AMF
18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 426514
12 Dec 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 426514

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Flying Officer Harold Edward Bauer (Service No:426514) initially served with the ACMF (Private; Service No:Q25265) from 14 August 1940 to 20 January 1942 and was attached to 47 Infantry Battalion when he Discharged to enlist in the RAAF. An Air Crew II on enlistment (mustered as Navigator), Harold was promoted to Flying Officer by 23 January 1945 and was attached to 107 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Discharge on 12 December 1945.

Born in 1917 in Maryborough QLD, Harold was the eldest of two children of William George Bauer (b1885 in Maryborough, QLD) and Emma Bertha Louisa Dorr (b1889 in Maryborough, QLD). William (a Labourer) and Emma (a Waitress) married in 1915 in Maryborough, QLD where they settled and raised their family and William was a Labourer.

Harold worked in Maryborough as a Labourer and Timber Tally Clerk before enlisting for service in WWII. In 1942 in Maryborough, Harold married Dorothy May Auer (b1917 in Bundaberg, QLD). Following his Discharge, Harold and Dorothy lived in Maryborough where Harold was a Timber Tally Clerk, before moving to Howard in the early 1950s. Harold worked as a Sawmiller in Howard and Maryborough before moving to Gladsone in the late 1970s where he was an Engine Driver. Dorothy died in 1999 and Harold in 2000.