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John (Jack) Bloomfield

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1893
Lieu de naissance:
Dangar Village, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Ouvrier

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Lance Serjeant
Numéro de service:
16
Incorporation date:
13/01/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 34th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
12/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Between Tyne Cot and Seine House, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
24

Cimetière

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Parcelle: 34
Rangée: H
Tombe: 19

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

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.

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Sources 9

[s .n.], Short History of the 34th Battalion AIF, 1957, 22-25.
Sources utilisées
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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Photo
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
Sources utilisées
The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
Sources utilisées
War Diary 34th Bn. Australian Infantry
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1339199
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