William John Lloyd

Highland Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 1881 in Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the third of six surviving children born to Robert Lloyd, a bricklayer, and his wife Ann, nee Batho. He married Martha Whalley in September 1910 in Wolstanton, Staffordshire. They had a daughter Hannah (or Anna) born in 1911.

Residence: In 1881 he was living with his parents in Hollins Lane, Tilstock, Shropshire. By 1901 they had moved to 13 Sun Street, Tunstall, Wolstanton, Stafordshire. This was the address given for him on his military records.

Employment: He was a potters` printer working for R Meakin, Royal Albert Pottery.

Died: 1922 in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, aged 40.

Military Details

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 201990

Date of Enlistment: 8 December 1915

Date of Discharge: 14 December 1918

Reason for Discharge: Surplus to Military requirements having suffered impairment since entry into the Service.

Other Information: William sustained a broken right leg during a Zeppelin raid in Essex.

Medals and Awards

Not known, though he did not serve overseas so may not have been entitled to receive any awards.


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