41426 Rifleman Arthur Henry Bloomfield
9th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
7th June 1917
Born in East Harling,Norfolk on 29-12-1888 and baptised on the very next day.
In the 1901 census he is recorded as living with his father William(born 1842),a coal carter,and his mother Mary Ann(nee Doe(married 06-02-1868)) 1845-1918 on Kenninghall Road,East Harling.
Arthur had a brother,William James (born 01-04-1871) and
4 sisters,Emma Sarah(1869-1966),
Alice Gertrude(1874-1936),Kate(1877-1955) and Ethel(1893-1975).
In the 1911 census, he was recorded as still living with his parents and employed as a carter,though they had moved to Church Terrace,Church Road,East Harling,Thetford.
Later this year he got married to Rose Lottie Howlett.
He enlisted originally in the Norfolk regiment as a Private(40773) but was later transferred to the 9th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.
He was killed in action on 07-06-1917.
His widow Rose remarried in 1919 to Walter J Parker and lived at 11 Newmarket Street,Brunswick Road,Norwich.