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Rupert BLOOM

Regimental number242
Place of birthLilydale, Victoria
SchoolState School, Doncaster, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMain Road, Doncaster, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, O Bloom, Main Road, Doncaster, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4362
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death24.4
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2931 Pte Henry Thomas BLOOM, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to hospital, 23 August 1915 (enteric fever); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Port Said, 6 October 1915. returned to Australia on board 'Karoola'; arrived Melbourne, 4 December 1915.

Returned to duty, 6 March 1916. Re-embarked as No. 4362 Private, 23rd Bn, 11th Reinforcement, on RMS 'Walma' from Melbourne, 23 April 1916.

Admitted to No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Canal Zone, Egypt, 2 May 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 9 August 1916; taken on strength, 23rd Bn, 29 August 1916. Admitted to 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 5 December 1916 (influenza); transferred by ambulance train to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 7 December 1916; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 21 December 1916; rejoined unit, 8 January 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 May 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 23 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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