Eric BLAUBAUM

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BLAUBAUM , Eric

Service Number: 8/3495
Enlisted: 19 October 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Battalion (New Zealand Army)
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 12 February 1885
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Wesley College, Victoria
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Houplines, France, 3 June 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot II Row A Grave 18
Memorials: Victorian Jewish War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1915: Enlisted Other National Forces
Date unknown: Involvement Private, SN 8/3495, 2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Battalion (New Zealand Army)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Private Eric Blaubaum was born in St. Kilda, and was educated at Wesley College, which he entered on gaining a Scholarship, and where he remained until he matriculated. On leaving the college he entered the firm of MacMurtrie and Co., and served with them both in their Melbourne and Brisbane warehouses. As the Brisbane climate did not altogether agree with him, he accepted a position with Michaelis, Hallenstein and Co., of Dunedin. He improved so rapidly in health that he conld not withstand his country's call, and enlisted last October in the Otago Infantry. He sailed from Wellington in January, and after spending a few weeks in Egypt he was moved to France, where he met his untimely death. He was always very popular, and will be remembered by his many friends for his kindly and genial nature. His youngest brother, Captain Ivan Blaubaum, is now serving in France with the A.M.C.;  and another brother, Corporal Otto Blaubaum (Field Artillery), is in camp at Maribyrnong, and will shortly leave for the front.

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Enlisted and served under alias Eric Bowden

Eric BLAUBAUM was born in St Kilda, Victoria on 12th February, 1885

His parents were Elias (Eric) BLAUBAUM & Agnes Rebecca COHEN who married in Victoria in 1877

He was Killed in Action in France on 3rd June, 1916 and is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery whilst serving in the New Zealand Military Forces