Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 14th December 1918; age: 30; Died at No. 40 General Hospital, Salonika, Bulgaria.

Residence: Martlesham, Suffolk.

Occupation: Engine Fitter.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th October 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: S/7832

Regiment: Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 41st Ordnance Mobile Workshops.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

Gazette Issue 31152. Mentioned in Despatches. For gallant conduct and distinguished services rendered during the period from the 1st March to the 1st October 1918.

Grave Reference:


Sofia War Cemetery,





1891   163, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 2 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Herbert George Bloomfield, 24, an Engine Fitter, born Ipswich.

Laura Goodall Bloomfield (nee Gooding), 23, born Ipswich.

Florence Beatrice Laure Bloomfield, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   80, Newton Road, Ipswich.


Herbert was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Herbert, 34, an Engine Fitter.

Laura, 33.

Florence, 11.

Rosa Alice Bloomfield, 10, born Ipswich.

Isaac Curtis Bloomfield, 8, born Ipswich.


On the 8th April 1914, at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Martlesham, Suffolk, 25 year old, Herbert, an Engine Fitter, married 22 year old, May Knights, of the Red Lion Inn, Martlesham, Suffolk, born 1892, Bradford, Yorkshire.

They had 1 son:

Herbert Alfred Bloomfield, born April 1915, Martlesham, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to May Bloomfield – widow.


Herbert is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.


Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 41st Ordnance Mobile Workshops: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/army-ordnance-corps/



  • Herbert James Bloomfield was the brother of my Grandmother Florence Laura Bloomfield. I was not aware he died in the great war until today.

  • Herbert James Bloomfield was my Great Uncle. The brother of my Grandmother Florence Bloomfield who Married William Bobbie Pendle Markham. May who married Herbert had family who owned the Red Lion in Martlesham, they had a son called Herbert. I was not aware Herbert died in the great war until recently. Thank you for this information.


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