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BLOOMFIELD, Alfred Thomas
(Service number 2/504)

Aliases Arthur
First Rank Driver Last Rank Bombardier, Driver

Birth

Date 16 December 1889 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Music salesman, clerk
Previous Military Experience 4 years 2nd Regiment Band, South Canterbury
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William H. Bloomfield, High St, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Field Artillery
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Limerick or Arawa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Royal NZ Field Artillery; NZ Military Forces, FA Cadre, Christchurch

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal (1914-1920); Victory Medal

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 5 December 1950 Age
Place of Death At home, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Cause
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

At enlistment: height 5ft 5in; weight 9 stone 6 pounds; hair flaxen; eyes blue. October 1915 shrapnel wound to leg, evacuated to Malta; wounded in action, shell shock France 3 Oct 1916, remained with unit; wounded 24 Sep 1918. Married Alice May Kay in West Ham, England 28 Dec 1918; attested 21 Jan 1913 Royal NZ Field Artillery; seconded to NZEFV 16 Oct 1914. Rejoined Christchurch Cadre Aug 1919 and at own request discharged April 1922. During the war his total service was 4 years 335 days. Originally attested and served as Arthur. Declaration signed 14 Aug 1919 the correct name is Alfred

Sources

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2014)

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG

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