Friday, September 14, 2012

Private Frank Percival Lloyd 76928

Searching for F P LLOYD gave only one result on the CWGC Debt of Honour database and this soldier was from Liverpool.


Family Information 

Frank Percival Lloyd was born in Liverpool in 1899.

The 1901 census shows that Frank's family lived at 4 Chepstow St, Liverpool. His parents were Frank and Matilda Frances Lloyd (nee Holden) and Frank was the youngest of 3 children (Frederick aged 10, Helen aged 7) His father was born in Melbourne Australia and was a Clerk for a freight company

At the time of the 1911 census the Lloyd family lived at 109 Carisbrooke Road, Walton. The census shows that Frank and Matilda had been married for 21 years and had 7 children, 2 of whom had died.
At home with them in 1911 were their children Frederick (aged 20 and a theological student) Helen (aged 17, Draper's shop assistant) Frank P Lloyd (11 and at school) Gladys W Lloyd (aged 6) and Charles A Lloyd (aged 1)

Military Service 

Frank P Lloyd's service papers have survived. They show that he volunteered aged 17years and 11 months on 24th August 1917. He was first given the regimental number TR4/31659 in the 64th Training Reserve Battalion. This was later crossed out and replaced with 76928 3rd Welsh Regiment.
His occupation was given as traveller (like a travelling salesman) for McCartney and Green, Bartlam St (the 1911 Gore's directory of Liverpool shows that this was a 'legging and gaiter manufacturer')
Frank P Lloyd passed his medical examination, the notes show that he was 5 feet 8 and 1/4 inches tall and weighed 119 lbs, his left foot was flat.

Sent to Kimnel Park for training, he was promoted to Lance Corporal but reverted to Private on embarkation.
8/9/18 Frank was posted Base Depot France,

A copy of his will dated 27/9/18 shows that he was in the 14th Battalion, The Welsh Regiment.

20.10.18 Killed in Action in the field, France.

His personal belongings (disc, photo and religious book) were returned to his mother.

Frank's medal card shows that he was awarded the Victory Medal
and the British War Medal.
image source national archives

UK Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Frank Percival Lloyd
Birth Place:
Walton, Lancs
Death Date:
20 Oct 1918
Death Location:
France & Flanders
Enlistment Location:
Welsh Regiment
14th Battalion
Type of Casualty:
Killed in action
Theatre of War:
Western European Theatre

click here to see the CWGC record for Frank P Lloyd

It appears that Frank P Lloyd is also named on a church memorial in Kirkdale, much closer to his residence in Walton. I will check again to see if there is an alternative Frank P Lloyd to be on our memorial but it is possible that he had family in St James' congregation who had his name added. 

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