Major and Mrs Bloomfield died Feb 1901
Feb 1901 Died, Mrs Ellen Bloomfield, wife of Major G.
Bloomfield, Thornville, Palatine, Carlow. Buried in
25th Feb.1901. Died, Major Godfrey
Colpoys Bloomfield, an Indian officer, who died at his
residence, Thornville, Palintine on 25 Feb. aged 75
years. He entered the army at the age of 16 years and at
once proceeded to India, where he had a distinguished
military career, having served through many engagements.
He was honourably mentioned in dispatches and rendered
important service by raising a native regiment during
the Mutiny 1857-1858. It was the first native regiment
that ever lived in barracks. The regiment, the 31st
Punjab Native Infantry, is still known as "Bloomfield's
The funeral took place on Thursday, his
remains were carried to the entrance gates of his
residence and burial took place in Killeshin. The chief
mourner was Mr Edward S. Maffet (son-in-law).
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