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Broomfield, J., ERA., 1918

Photo: B. Chandler

In Wallsend (Church Bank) Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of:

J. Broomfield
Eng. Room Artfcr., RNR. 318/EB
H.M.S. "Cyclops"
11th January 1918 age 45.

He is named on the Roll of Honour in Freemsons' Hall, London, as being a member of 2703 Wallsend Lodge.

W. Bro Revd David T. Youngson PPAG Chaplain Northumberland has supplied the following:

2703 Wallsend Lodge, Year of Warrant 1898, Masonic Hall Wallsend.

318/EB Eng Room Art BROOMFIELD John, Royal Naval Reserve HMS Cyclops

An Engineer, he was Initiated on the 19th June 1913; Passed 16th October 1913 and Raised on the 18th December 1913. He died on the 11th January 1918 aged 45. The husband of Jane A. Broomfield of 51 Vine Street, Wallsend he is buried in Church Bank Cemetery, Wallsend, Grave Reference E.C.37.

HMS Cyclops was laid down in 1905 as a merchant ship (SS Indrabarah) at Laing’s Shipyard, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, but was requisitioned by the Admiralty. She was the repair ship of the Grand Fleet during the First World War and served as a depot ship in the Second World War.

John Broomfield is remembered at Wallsend on W7.03 W7.11 and W7.21

Has his name been wrongly given as “Brockfield” on W7.27?

He is also remembered on our List of Ships’ crews

H.M.S. Cyclops
The CWGC entry for Engine Room Artificer Broomfield

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk