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Soldier – Lloyd, Howard – Killed in Action

May 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 19 1917

Lance Corporal Howard G Lloyd
(Royal Engineers)

Darfield Bridge, was killed on April 30.

Lance Corporal Lloyd joined the Forces in November 1914 was drafted to France in June 1915.

Mrs Lloyd received the following letter from her husband’s officer:

“I am deeply grieved to of the painful task of informing you that your husband has been killed. He was struck on the back by a stray rifle bullet just behind our front line on April 30 at 9:35 PM.

He was with me at the time, and although I did all he possibly could for him, carrying him to the dressing station, unfortunately was dead when I got there.

His last words were characteristically cheerful and he died like the gallant fellows he was. By his death the company has lost one of its oldest and bravest members also one of its most efficient and plucky NCOs.

We laid him to rest yesterday at 4:15 PM, and practically the whole company paraded to pay him a last tribute of respect.”

From C.W.G.C.:
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 476291
Date of Death:30/04/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 458th (West Riding) Field Coy.

Grave Reference: I. A. 2.
Additional Information:
Husband of Mrs. P. Lloyd, of 40, Doncaster Rd., Darfield, Barnsley, Yorks.