Stoker Leslie Michael BLOM

Service No: 21266 (Royal Australian Navy)
Born: Hobart TAS, 17 August 1919
Enlisted in the RAN: 12 October 1936
Unit: HMAS Sydney
Died: Naval Battle, Indian Ocean (off the WA Coast), 20 November 1941, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Michael and Vena Blom; husband of Edna May Blom, of Fremantle, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Hobart TAS
Remembered: Panel 57, Column 3, Plymouth Naval memorial, UK
Remembered: Panel 7, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton WA

Brother of Flight Lieutenant Walter Michael Blom DFC (40041) (RAF)

The compliment of HMAS Sydney was lost in the naval battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran on the evening of 19 November 1941. 642 RAN, RAAF, RN members and civilians were killed.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A6770 BLOM L M

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