Arthur is not commemorated on the memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1888, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Died: 31st October 1918; age: 30; Died of Malaria – at Alexandria Hospital. Served 4 years.

Residence: 47, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Gas Fitter & Plumber at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Arthur was in the Territorials.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Date of Entry Therein: 30th July 1915 – France.


Rank: Bombardier; Service Number: 885125.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force, 270th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Mary Bloomfield, of 47, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.




1891   111, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Josiah Wilson Bloomfield, 28, a Cigar Maker, born Ipswich.

Mary Bloomfield (nee Brown), 24, born Trinity, Ipswich.

Ethel Bloomfield, 1, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.


1901   Baron Street, Clerkenwell, London.


Arthur was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Josiah, 37, a Foreman – Cigar Dept.

Mary, 34.

Ethel, 11.

Stanley Bloomfield, 9, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Bertie Edward Bloomfield, 7, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Elsie May Bloomfield, 2, born St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Hilda Victoria Bloomfield, 2 months, born Clerkenwell, London.


1911   47, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 23 years old, a Gas Fitter – General Engineers. He was living with his mother,

siblings, & step brother.

Mary Jerman, 44.

Stanley, 19, a Shipbuilding Apprentice.

Bertie, 17, an Errand Boy – Linen Drapers.

Elsie, 12.

Hilda, 10.

Clifford Charles Jerman, 3, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.


Arthur’s father, Josiah Wilson Bloomfield, died 1905, Shoreditch, London.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Bloomfield – mother.


Arthur is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies and Holy Trinity Church ,Ipswich.


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