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John BLOOMFIELD

Regimental number16
Date of birth1893
Place of birthDangar Village near Narrabri, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGunnedah, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kate Bloomfield, Church Lane, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMuswelbrook, New South wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA member of the Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society.
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death12 October 1917
Age at death24
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery, (Plot 34, Row H, Grave 19), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Joseph's Catholic Church (Station of the Cross 12: presented by Mrs BLOOMFIELD in memory), Gunnedah, New South Wales.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.Admitted to Bulford Venereal Disease Hospital, 25 October 1916; transferred to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 19 November 1916; discharged to duty, 22 November 1916; total period of treatment: 28 days.

Marched in to 9th Training Bn, 12 December 1916.

Found guilty, 12 December 1916, of while on escort duty allowing his prisoner to escape: awarded 14 days’ detention.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; rejoined 34th Bn, in the field, 5 January 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 February 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 20 June 1917.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 22 July 1917 (diarrhoea); transferred to 3rd Divisional Rest Station, 24 July 1917; rejoined unit, 31 July 1917.

Detached to Bomb School, 9 September 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 17 September 1917.

Promoted Lance Sergeant,7 October 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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