Felix Louis BLOCH


BLOCH, Felix Louis

Service Number: 34944
Enlisted: 17 January 1917, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Deloraine, Tasmania, 10 December 1897
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Queen's College, St Kilda
Occupation: Electrical engineering student
Died: Killed in Action, Somme, France, 17 August 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Jewish Community of Tasmania Roll of Honor, Victorian Jewish War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 34944, Melbourne, Victoria
9 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 34944, Field Artillery Brigades, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 34944, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
17 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 34944, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Gunner Felix L. Bloch, who was reported killed in action on 17th August, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bloch, of the Grand Hotel, Melbourne, late of "Katoomba," Bendigo-avenue, Elwood; and brother of Gunner H. S. Bloch, 6th Field Artillery Brigade,  who has served with the A.I.F. since November, 1915. The late Gunner Felix L. Bloch was educated at Queen's College, St. Kilda,  and was  Electrical Engineering student, second year, at the Working Men's College. Member of the 34th Fortress Company Engineers  — served at Pt. Nepean and Pt. Lonsdale eleven months; bombardier 27th reinforcements Field Artillery, sailed in November, 1917;  first class signaller, Heytesbury Camp, Salisbury; and joined the 6th Field Artillery Brigade in February, 1918.