Bloomfield, Frederick (No. 7044877)

Bloomfield, Frederick


No. 7044877, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died as the result of an accident on Friday 6 December 1940 (aged 27)


Holywood Cemetery (Protestant Ground Collective Grave 1263)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Frederick Bloomfield was born on 19 February 1913 and his birth was registered in the first quarter of 1913 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.  He was a son of carpenter Frederick James Bloomfield and Jennie Bloomfield (nee Johnson).  Their marriage was registered in the third quarter of 1906 in Tynemouth, Northumberland and they had at least five children:

Robert James (born 1908)

Frederick (born 1913)

Franklin (born 1915)

Albert (born 1922)

Dennis (born 1929)

In civilian life Frederick Bloomfield worked as a grocer’s assistant.

Frederick Bloomfield and Eileen Brown were married on 27 December 1937 in St James Parish Church, Handsworth, Staffordshire, and their marriage was registered in the fourth quarter of 1937 in Birmingham, Warwickshire.  They lived at 52 Sandringham Road, Great Barr, Birmingham.  During the Second World War Fusilier Frederick Bloomfield (No. 7044877) served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and he was 27 when he died on 6 December 1940 as the result of an accident at Palace Barracks, Holywood.  His effects amounted to some £70, and probate was granted to his widow, Eileen Bloomfield.

Fusilier Frederick Bloomfield (No. 7044877) was buried in a collective grave in Holywood Cemetery and the other two men buried in this collective grave were Rifleman John McFarlane and Driver Sidney John Wren.