The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A Bloomfield


Private Alfred BLOOMFIELD, G/10564, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 3rd July 1916, age 38.

Born Milton, Kent, son of George and Susannah Bloomfield, of 1, New Cottages, Cooling, Rochester, Kent.

21st August 1900, Colling, Kent, married Olive Rose Randall, spinster, of  2, Norwood Villas, Cliffe-at-Hoo, Rochester, Kent.

Children - Ellen Elizabeth Bloomfield, born 2nd February 1903, Cooling, Kent; William Frederick Bloomfield, born 4th October 1904, Cooling, Kent; Alfred Victor Trones Bloomfield, born 22nd July 1916, Northfleet, Kent.

1911 Census - Church Cottages, Cooling, Rochester, Kent - Alfred Bloomfield, head, age 32, married, waggoner on farm, born Marsh gate, Cooling; Olice R Bloomfield, wife, age30, married 10 years, 4 children, 2 still alive, born Cliffe-at-Hoo, Rochester; Ellen Bloomfield, daughter, age 8, school, born Church Cottages, Cooling; William Bloomfield, son, age 6, school, Church Cottages, Cooling; Frank Blaber, boarder, age 24, single, labourer on farm, born Stepney, London.

Enlisted  Gravesend, Kent, age 36, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 141lbs.  Resided 13 Augustine Road, Gravesend, Kent / 3 Lower Range Road, Denton, Gravesend, Kent. Formerly dock labourer.

Home, 1st November 1915 to 17th March 1916; BEF, 18th March 1916 to 3rd July 1916.

1st November 1915, enlisted; 5th November 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th November 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th March 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1916, posted missing, wounded.

23rd April 1917, pension of 26/3 a week awarded to widow & three children.

Commemorated at  Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C,  Somme, France.

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