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John (Jack) Bloomfield

Informationen zu Geburt

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Arbeiter

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Lance Serjeant
Dienstnummer:
16
Einberufung datum:
13/01/1916
Einberufung ort:
Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 34th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
12/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Between Tyne Cot and Seine House, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
24

Begräbnisplatz

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Grabstelle: 34
Reihe: H
Grab: 19

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

Lance Sergeant John (Jake) Bloomfield was part of the 34th Battalion Australian Infantry, 9th Australian Brigade, 3rd Australian Division. His battalion took part in the First Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 1917. The 3rd Australian Division attacked at 5.25 a.m. The 34th Battalion Australian Infantry advanced but heavy shelling on the jump-off line brought confusion. The first and second objective were reached but the attack did not have enough force to consolidate the gains. As a result they were forced to retire almost back to their start line after 3 p.m. Lance Sergeant John Bloomfield’s body was found between Seine house and Tyne cot. (D16.d.7.8.), behind the jump-off line. Most witnesses in the Red Cross file report him being struck by a shell, killing him and other men around him. Most say he and the others were buried not far from a structure (pillbox or concrete dugout) and the grave marked with a rifle. His first grave was located in the Flandern I Stellung, a German bunker line. There is confusion about the date and time of his death, but one witness named a Private called Alexander Michael (service number 832) to be one of the men killed by the same shell. This man was reported to have been killed on the 13th of October 1917. This, together with other witness accounts, make it most likely that Lance Sergeant Jack Bloomfield was killed on the night between the 12th and the 13th, while consolidating the new frontline after the attack.

Dateien 1

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[s .n.], Short History of the 34th Battalion AIF, 1957, 22-25.
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AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=25400
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Chris McCarthy, Passchendaele : The Day-by-Day account, 2018, 128-131.
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461966/bloomfield,-/
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Foto
https://vwma.org.au/explore/people/293324
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Red Cross Wounded and Missing File and Embarkation Roll
https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search?query=Bloomfield+16
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Service Record
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3093386&isAv=N
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The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary 34th Bn. Australian Infantry
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1339199
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