Robert Newcomen Bloomer
|Town/Village:||Athy, Co. Kildare|
|Alternative Address:||Cullyvore, Edgeworthstown|
Originally noted as residing with his family in Cullyvore, however his name is scratched out on the
Residing at Duke Street, Athy, Co. Kildare
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Engineers, 3rd Signal Company|
|Date of Death:||17-07-1919|
|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.|