Arthur Lewis Lloyd

Arthur Lewis Lloyd

Date of Birth

14 May 1895

Course

Attended Borough Road College, 1914-1916

Service number

61048

WW1 rank

Private

Royal Army Medical Corps, 141st Field Ambulance

Theatre of war

France, Flanders

Date of death

20 August 1916

Buried/memorial

Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mamtez (Grave/Memorial reference: I. D. 9)

Biography

Private Arthur Lewis Lloyd was born in Wolverton to William Henry and Mary Jane Lloyd. He attended Borough Road College for two years, where he competed in cricket. After college he enlisted in London into the Royal Army Medical Corps 141st Field Ambulance. He wrote a letter to his mother saying:

June 1915, Isleworth

Dear Mother,

I have given my name to join the Army at the end of this term…

I expect you will be much upset, but I will obtain what I came to College for, the

Teaching Certificate…

I have not rushed into it. It’s practically a year now since the War commenced and

I’ve thought about it ever since. We are not doing at all well either.

I feel a lot easier now I’ve decided to join.

Your loving son,

Lewis

Despite his optimism, he was killed on 20 August 1916 aged 21.

Sources

Entry on p.88 [Roll of Honour page], BFSS/2/9/12/11, BRCSYG52, BRCCR010, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Milton Keynes at War (http://buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk/casualties/m7593.html)

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