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This week’s mystery man has a name to conjour with.

The name on the Lych Gate is Bloomer, R C.  He appears to be recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves site as Ronald Charles Bloomer.

Apparently the younger son of Mr & Mrs Bloomer of Wellington, but 1911  census returns show him as boarder in the Bloomer household.

However, it appears that he enlisted with the name OXLEY, being  identified by his ID Tag 2021 Tpr R Oxley Shropshire Yeomanry…….

Do either of these names sound familiar?

If you have Wellington Oxleys or Bloomers in the family history, it would be really good to hear from you!!

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