Lloyd, Thomas Glyn

Thomas Glyn Lloyd was born in St. Asaph, Denbighshire on 16 May 1891.

The 1911 Census shows that the family lived at The Vicarage, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was The Venerable Thomas Lloyd aged 53, Archdeacon of St. Asaph and Vicar of Rhyl. His wife Helen Lloyd aged 46 and their five children – Helen Gwaldys Lloyd aged 24, Janie Emily Lloyd aged 22, Herbert Mareder Lloyd aged 21, Thomas Glyn Lloyd aged 20 and Arthur James Lloyd aged 8 years.  Also living with the family and employed by them was Ann Howell aged 51, Cook, Mary Elizabeth Wynne aged 23, Housemaid and Tudor Emrys Roberts aged 16, a Page Boy.

Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War Thomas was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment and arrived in France with the Battalion on Monday 26 June 1916.  He was promoted to Lieutenant and later Captain.  He was killed in action on Friday 10 May 1918 during the Battle of the Somme.

Liverpool Daily Post – Thursday 15 August 1918 – Captain Thomas Glyn Lloyd killed.  ‘Sometime ago Captain Thomas Glyn Lloyd, son of Archdeacon Lloyd, Vicar of Rhyl was reported as missing.  News has reached Rhyl that Captain Lloyd was killed in action, and his body has been found on ground recaptured during the recent push.  There was evidence that the body had been stripped of all that was valuable, and identification was established through a book found in one of the pockets’. 

On 4 October 1918, a payment of £152. 10s. 0d. was made by the War Office to the Reverend Thomas Lloyd, being monies owed to his son Thomas.

During 2014, Captain Thomas Glyn Lloyd’s Victory Medal was sold by auction at Spimks, 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London. It is not known who sold this medal, but it was with another three First World War medals awarded to different officers who served in the Army during the First World War.  The four medals were sold for a total of £200.00.

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 no Flintshire Roll of Honour card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, Flintshire.



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