April 2, 1898 (Norwalk, CT) – April 28, 1917; 19 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 173 Ferris Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted April 8, 1917 (died 20 days later)
Serial number 1051522
USS NORTH CAROLINA
Worked as an elevator attendant prior to service.
From an unknown newspaper found in newspaper clippings in the Norwalk History Room, Norwalk Library
CHARLES BLOOM GAVE LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY
The picture reproduced beneath is that of Charles H. Bloom, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Bloom, of 19 Ferris Avenue, who belonged to the Fifth Division of Naval Militia, which
left Norwalk on April 6, 1917, the date of the declaration of war. The young man enlisted on March 17, 1917 in this city. When he was called out, he went to the Boston Commonwealth pier, was later transferred to Portsmouth, N.H., and there contracted cerebro-spinal fever, passing away on April 28, 1917.
Seaman Bloom is buried at Riverside Cemetery; Section 10, Plot 3.