Person Male Born 14/3/1907 Died 18/9/1940
Member of the ARP/Civil Defence Services - stretcher bearer.
Andrew Behan has kindly provided this research: Jack Bauer was born on 14 March 1907 in Stepney, a son of Louis and Leah Bauer who were Jewish immigrants from Russia/Poland according to the 1911 census. This census also shows that the family were living at 57 Gold Street, Stepney and that his father was a tailor's machiner.
On 20 April 1929 he departed from Southampton bound for New York, U.S.A. as a third-class passenger aboard the Cunard Steamship Company Ltd's ship the RMS Mauretania. He gave his address as 57 Gold Street, Stepney and his occupation as a poulterer. He returned from New York aboard the same ship, again as a third-class passenger, arriving at Southampton on 11 November 1930, still giving his address as 57 Gold Street but his occupation as a butcher. The 1931 electoral register confirms he was still living at this address.
In late 1931 he married May Neft in Stepney and the electoral register for 1932 shows them both living at 14c Fremont Street, South Hackney. They had two children, Joy Bauer, born 1933 and Paul S. Bauer, born 1939. Electoral registers from 1936 to 1938 state they were residing at 7 Bow Road, Bow, but the 1939 England and Wales Register informs that he was registered at 415 Mile End Road, Stepney, giving his occupation as a Master Credit Trader. He moved finally to 64 British Street, Bow.
He was a Stretcher Bearer in the Air Raid Precautions service and died, aged 33 years, on 18 September 1940 when a high explosive bomb fell on Saunders Ness Road School, Isle of Dogs, London, E.14, that was being used as Auxiliary Fire Service Sub Station No.35U. He is also commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey.