SEAMAN APPRENTICE CHARLES HENRY BLOOM; U.S. NAVY

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. They 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.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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