About Eric Flower
Eric Flower was born in July 1890 in Ashburton, New Zealand to Henry George and Ellen Jewell Flower. The family moved to Western Australia around 1900 and Eric trained as an accountant.
Eric first appeared in Broome’s records around 1912 when he was listed as a pearler.
Eric enlisted at the same time as his brother; Cyril Cecil Flower. He was assigned as a gunner in the 7th Australian Field Artillery Brigade and embarked from Melbourne in September 1916. After arriving in Plymouth, the unit proceeded to France and the Western Front in November. Eric became ill and was out of action for some time, but rejoined his unit in May 1917. He was wounded in action by gun shot wounds to the abdomen and thigh and died at the 17 Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium on the 29th September 1917