The AIF Project

Eric BLOOM

Regimental number142
Place of birthStockholm, Sweden
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor
Address223 Glenmore Road, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMiss Blomquist, 67 Doldeludaden Street, Stockholm, Sweden
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied on Lemnos Island
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 August 1915 ; secondary dod: 09/08/1915
Age at death29
Place of burialPortiance Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 368), Greece
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Anna M. BLOMQUVIST, 53 Karlbergsvagen, Stockholm, Sweden
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Erik Gustave Alfred BLOMQUIST

Print format