William Horace LLOYD

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LLOYD, William Horace

Service Number: 1988
Enlisted: 9 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Kingston, South Australia, 4 May 1895
Home Town: Naracoorte, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Kingston and Mount Benson Public Schools
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 25 March 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
Row O, Grave 35. His name is located at Panel 18 in the Commonwealth Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kingston South East War Memorial, Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

9 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1988, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1988, 9th Light Horse Regiment,

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31 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , Transferred to populate the artillery units required for the Western Front
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1988, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , Battle for Pozières
25 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1988, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography

Born 4 May 1895 in Kingston, South Australia
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 563 Page: 317 District: Wel.)

Father George William LLOYD and  Mother Elizabeth Matilda BOYCE
living at Naracoorte, South Australia

Next of kin in service:
Brother  1149 Private Sydney George Lloyd
               43rd Battalion, (later 10th Battalion)
               b. 8/12/1891 in Kingston, SA
               (SA Birth record 1842 - 1906 Book: 492 Page: 37 District: Wel.)
Sydney Lloyd, was a tinsmith before enlisting on 11 April 1916. He embarked from Adelaide on HMAT Afric with A Company on 9 June 1916, and was taken on strength of the 10th Battalion on 2 October 1916. He was killed in action in France on 7 May 1917.

Brother  15647 Private Thomas (Samuel) Lloyd (actual name is Samuel Thomas Lloyd)
               Army Medical Corps
               (b. 12/6/1897 Kingston SA)
               (SA Birth record 1842 - 1906 Book: 603 Page: 238 District: Wel.)
Thomas Lloyd, a labourer before enlisting on 15 March 1916, embarked from Adelaide on the HMAT Port Melbourne on 23 October 1916. He was taken on strength of the 4th Field Ambulance on 14 January 1917. On 6 May 1917 he was wounded in action, rejoining his unit on 25 May 1917.

On 3 July 1917, Gunner Thomas Lloyd was taken on strength of the 54th Battery, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, joining a third brother, 1988 Driver (Dvr) William Horace Lloyd.
Thomas and William Lloyd were killed in action on the same day in Belgium, on 25 March 1918.

Brother     Egbert Cecil James Lloyd
                 enlisted on 15 March 1916 but was discharged as unfit
                 on 9 August 1916 due to the effects of a previous leg injury.

William stated that his next of kin address was his Uncle Richard Oliver Lloyd,
living at Kingston, South-East, South Australia.

Described on enlisting as   years old; single; 5' 7" tall; 150 lbs;
fair complexion; brown hair; hazel eyes; Methodist

9/11/1915      Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

10/2/1916      Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board HMAT Warilda A69
                     as a Private in the 3rd Light Horse Brigade, 9th Light Horse Regiment,
                     14th reinforcements
                    

 

 

25/3/1918       killed in action
                      Thomas and William Lloyd were killed in action on the same day in Belgium.
buried in:        Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
                      Row O, Grave 35

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Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  20/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

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