Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 1895, Wetheringsett cum Brockford, Suffolk.

Died: 13th August 1915; age 20; Died at Sea. Drowned Dardanelles, Aegean Sea, aboard ‘Royal Edward’, following torpedo attack by enemy submarine.

Residence: 253, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location; Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – Balkans.

Rank: Private: Service Number: 2357

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 3rd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239 & 328.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs George Bloomfield, of 253, Bramford Road, Ipswich.





1901   Park Green, Wetheringsett cum Brockford, Suffolk.

Ernest was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
George Arthur Bloomfield, 37, an Agricultural Labourer, born Claydon, Suffolk.
Elizabeth Mary Ann Bloomfield, 36, born Wetheringsett cum Brockford.
(Annie) Anna Bloomfield, 16, born Wetheringsett cum Brockford.
Walter William Bloomfield, 14, born Great Blakenham.
Arthur George Bloomfield, 13, born Great Blakenham.
Lilian Bloomfield, 11, born Great Blakenham.
George Bloomfield, 9, born Great Blakenham.
Rosanna Bloomfield, 8, born Great Blakenham.
Dora Bloomfield, 3, born Wetheringsett cum Brockford.
Elizabeth Bloomfield, 1, born Wetheringsett cum Brockford.
Sidney Bloomfield, 1 month, born Wetheringsett cum Brockford.

1911   Wetheringsett cum Brockford, Suffolk.

Ernest was 15 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.
George, 44, a Farm Labourer.
Elizabeth, 46.
Arthur, 23, a Farm Labourer.
George, 19, a Carpenter.
Rosanna, 18.
Dora, 13.
Elizabeth, 11.
Sidney, 9.

Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial under Transport at the Town Hall, Ipswich. Burlington Baptist Church, Memorial. London Road.

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The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.

 ‘Royal Edward’:


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