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54741: PHotographs of Edward Lloyd and John Lloyd

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A colour photocopy of a photograph of Pte Edward Lloyd.

Colour photocopies of the grave and the cemetery where Pte Edward Lloyd is buried, Beford House Cemetery between Ieper and Armentieres, Belgium (plot I row F Grave 17), taken by a descendent of Pts Lloyd's family, Mrs Davies of Bowerhill, Wilts. when they went to pay their respects to Pte Lloyd's grave.

A photocopy of the usual notice sent with most notifications to the bereaved families of the death of their loved one.

A photocopy of the card of Edward Lloyd's eldest brother Pte John Lloyd who also lost his life in the war. John Lloyd of the 5th Manchester Regiment was killed in action aged 35 years in France - he was buried on 12 December 1918.

Pte 12226 Edward Lloyd, 1/4th Bttn Royal Welch Fusiliers. Youngest son of Mr and Mrs Edward Lloyd, Bronniarth, Guilsfield who was killed 13 January 1917, France.

Montgomeryshire County Times report 3 February 1917: We regret to hear that Pte D.E. Lloyd lost his life in France. The parents received last Monday the following communnication from his Second Lieut. 'I regret that circumstances prevented me previously expressing my deepest sympathy with you in the loss of your son. Pte D.E. Lloyd who was killed in action during the afternooon of 13 January 1917. His comrades paid their last tributes on January 14th and a cross has been erected to mark the resting place of one who so very nobly laid down his life for his King and Country'.

Mrs Jones: I suspect John Lloyd's death must be from wounds as it took place a month after Armistice was announced.

Pte. 48391 John Lloyd, 16th Bn. (according to Commonwealth War Graves Commission records, though the family memorial service card states 5th Bn.) Manchester Regiment, died of wounds 12th December 1918, and is buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension.

These images are a sample from a folder of research undertaken by Mrs Jones into the men named on the war memorial (1914-1919) of Guilsfield parish (near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire - now Powys, in Wales). The names include: Frank Arthur, Ernest Charlton, Edward Evans, Robert Evans, Fred Evans, Charles Galliers, Robert Gainsford, Edward Griffiths,John Higgins, Edwin Jones, James Jones, Charles Jones, William Jones, Alan Langlands, Edward Lloyd, John Lloyd, Richard Morgan, Edward Morris, John Owen, Evan Phillips, Herbert Trevor, David E. Bailey, Herbert Bailey, Arthur Gough, Charles Jones, George R. Jones, Arthur T. Lewis, Mathew W.H. Morris, Richard D.H. Mytton, Gruffydd V. Trevor. Representing a number of regiments of the army, also the Royal Navy and the Royal Flying Corps. Also evident is the volunteers who joined up early in the war, as well as the tribunals which decided that even though farming was a reserved occupation that man-power being so scarce some men would be compelled to join the army, leaving their families, their aging fathers, mothers, sisters and younger siblings to continue to provide food for the war effort - an insight into the home-front in rural Wales.

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Identifier

4839.jpg | GWA_3402_GuilsfieldBoys_Page20_Edward_Lloyd.jpg |

Subject

Lloyd, Edward / Lloyd, John

Date

1917 - 1918

Date Created

01/01/1917

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Multiple

Medium

Mixed

Type

Multiple

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Alun Edwards | Mrs MJ Jones

Submission Event

Powys Archives Submission Day

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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