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Robert Newcomen Bloomer

Rank: Sapper
Street: Duke Street
Town/Village: Athy, Co. Kildare
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Cullyvore, Edgeworthstown
Census 1901: Originally noted as residing with his family in Cullyvore, however his name is scratched out on the
Census 1911: Residing at Duke Street, Athy, Co. Kildare
Regiment/Unit: Royal Engineers, 3rd Signal Company
Regiment Number: 73501
Date of Death: 17-07-1919
Cause: Pneumonia
Memorial: Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Poona (Pune), Maharashtra, India

Robert was born in Curryvore, Edgeworthstown, on the 8 January 1878, along with his twin sister Jane. Prior to the war, Robert worked for the postal service before becoming a clerk with the civil service in Co. Kildare. He married Anne Maud Jenkins* in June 1910 in Athy, Co. Kildare, and they had two sons, Robert Henry and John Newcomen. Their son, Robert Henry (Harry) Bloomer M.B.E., went on to serve in WW2 and gave an account of his life and information on his father to the Royal Hibernian Military School titled A Soldier's Orphan's Story

Robert enlisted with the Royal Engineers in 1915, and primarily served in the Middle Eastern campaigns. He died of pneumonia in Poona, India.

Parents Names: Son of Robert Bloomer and Ellen (née Corry), Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford.
Notes: *Anne Maud was remarried to Henry Wilson after Robert's death.

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