|Place of birth||Blumberg, South Australia|
|School||Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||Blumberg, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Jane Pflaum, Blumberg, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the Senior Cadets, 79th Bn, for 2 years; area subsequently deemed exempt under Compulsory Military Training scheme; member for 6 months, Blumberg Rifle Club; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Died whilst a Prisoner of War
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No 11), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Theodor and Mary PFLAUM, Birdwood, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brothers:  Captain Elliott Frederick PFLAUM, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919;  2nd Lt Theodor Milton PFLAUM, 25th Machine Gun Company, died of wounds, 24 September 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Found guilty, 4 July 1916, of leaving picquet without permission: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Reported Missing in Action, 20 July 1916.
German Prisoner of War List dated 3 November 1916 received by Wounded and Missing Inquiry Bureau.
Confirmed died while Prisoner of War, 24 November 1916.
Report, 13 March 1917: 'Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased.'
Note on file: 'austr. Sold. Pflaum, R.H. 32. Bn. am 19.7.16, in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PFLAUM Raymond Holstein
Red Cross File No 2140810