Excellent work with the hand grenade

Clewer parishioners were proud of accolades awarded to Dedworth man William Bloomfield.

All Saints’, Dedworth

It is with great pleasure we insert the following letter:-
To 2617 Private W. Bloomfield,
1st Bucks Bn.

Your Commanding Officer, and Brigade Commander, have informed me that you have distinguished yourself by your conduct in the field on the night April 1-2, 1916.

I have read with much pleasure,
(Signed) R. FAREHAM, Major-General,
Commanding 48th S.M. Division.

William Bloomfield has done splendid work for his country. His conduct under fire is wonderfully calm, and he has been awarded the above for his excellent work with the hand grenade.

Clewer St Andrew parish magazine, May 1916 (D/P39/28A/9)