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ID number P09291.453
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
Photographer Unknown
Date made c 1915-1916


Studio portrait of 161 Private (Pte) Raymond Holstein Pflaum, 32nd Battalion. A shop assistant of Blumberg, South Australia, he enlisted on 21 July 1915 at the age of 18. Records from the Red Cross during the First World War suggested that Pte Pflaum had died of wounds on 24 November 1916 while a prisoner of war of the Germans. However, after further research by the Pflaum family, it was eventually discovered that he had been wounded at Fromelles on 19 July and picked up by German stretcher bearers. The Germans provided the information that he had died on 21 July 1916 and also returned Pflaum's identity disc to the family.