About David Bauer
David Bauer was born in 1889 in Sydney, NSW to Julius & Jane Bauer. David went to school at the Melbourne Church of England School, but left for England when he was 16 years of age to attended Dulwich College for engineering.
David’s father Julius was engaged in the pearling industry in Broome with business partner Shaumer from the mid 1900s. After David had finished college he joined his father in the industry, where he remained until the outbreak of World War One.
At the end of 1915 David went to England and joined the Royal Flying Corps, and after a course of instruction was granted commission and posted to a unit. After he crashed a plane he transferred to the Kite Balloon Branch. He arrived in France on 18th March 1917, and after a short time in the field was appointed to the command of his section, and was later promoted to Captain in command of No 12 Kite Balloon Company, RAF. He was awarded DFC on 3rd June 1918 for the following service.
David Claud became ill with pneumonia in November and died near Bapaume, and was buried at Delsaux Farm Military Cemetery.