Lloyd, Edward

Edward Lloyd was born in Rhyl, Flintshire in 1889.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 10 Aquarium Street, Rhyl, Flintshire. The head of the family was Mary Lloyd aged 42, a widow.  She had one son Edward Lloyd aged 12.  Also living in the house was Mary Jones aged 19, a General Domestic Servant.

On 15 June 1910, Edward enlisted with the 1st Battalion, Welsh Fusiliers.  On enlistment he is described as 5.5″, 116 lbs, 34.5″ chest measurement with an expansion of 3.5″, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.  Religion – Wesleyan Methodist. His physical development was described as good and according to the Recruitment Officer and Medical Officer he was fit for Military Service. (His Attestation Certificate – British Army Service Record can be viewed on (

Military Service:  He served in India during 1912 and was in Malta from Tuesday 3 March 1914 to Tuesday 15 September 1914, when he sailed to France with the Battalion on Tuesday 6 October 1914 and was killed in action some 15 days later in Flanders, Belgium.

1Menin Gate Memorial

Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

He is also remembered on a Remembrance plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Edward Lloyd at the County Archives, Hawarden, Flintshire, which was completed on 19 September 1919 and signed John Williams.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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