Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold
Name / Enw: Lloyd Pennant Athelwold Iremonger
Regiment/Catrawd: HMS ‘President’ Royal Navy
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Captain (Service no M16407)
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Pontblyddyn Churchyard nr Mold
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: West Boundary Row
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Wales
Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Egyptian Medal 1883. Victory and British War Medals
Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:
Died aged 53 on 15 September 1916
He was born in Bangor, Caernarfon on 21st October 1862. His family home was
Pentre Hobyn a large hall just outside Mold. In 1902 he married Mabel Rose Falkiner in Chelsea. He served in the Royal Navy from 1878 when he was recorded as a 16 year old midshipman and was promoted regularly until in 1899 at the age of 37 he became a Commander.
The London Gazette carried the following Admiralty notice on the 23rd November 1908
‘Commander Pennant Athelwold Iremonger Lloyd has been placed on the retirement list at his own request with permission to assume the rank of Captain’
There is no doubt that Captain Lloyd had a distinguished naval career which he retired from in 1908. We assume he came out of retirement to serve in the war. There is a card for him in the Flintshire Roll of Honour at the County Archive Office in Hawarden, Flintshire. It states that he served for 2 years from 1914 to his death in 1916. The card is signed by M R Lloyd, his wife.
The 1911 census records that Pennant A Lloyd was 48 and a retired captain living at Pentre Hobyn Mold. His wife was Mabel R Lloyd who was 43 and had been born in Middlesex.They had two daughters, both aged 7 (twins?) Mabel and Noreen who had been born in Plymouth, Devonshire. Living with them at the time of the census were nephews and nieces all with the sirname Falkiner. Terence S.P was 8, Naomi S was 5, Lucian was 3 and Gervaise was 2. They had all been born in Middlesex.
The census also lists 7 resident servants. A governess, 2 housemaids, a kitchen maid, a cook, a parlourmaid and a laundress.
In 1917, probate was granted to Mabel Rose Lloyd widow, for the effects of Pennant Athelwold Iremonger Lloyd totalling
£38, 353. 13sh and 11d (www.ancestry.co.uk)
He is also named on the memorial at Pontblyddyn church and therefore has a page on the Leeswood Memorial on this website.