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Llewelyn Lloyd

Birth

Llewelyn Lloyd was born in Flint in 1885 and was the eldest of seven children to William and Mary Ann (née Bithell). William was born in Mostyn and Mary Ann was born in Flint; they married locally in 1883.

Early Life

The Lloyd family lived at 17 Holywell Road for many years until settling at 41 Holywell Road. Llewelyn was an Elementary School Teacher for the Flintshire Education Authority.

Chester College

Llewellyn attended Chester College from September 1914 until he enlisted into the Army in 1915.

Military Service

It is not known exactly when Llewellyn enlisted in the Army. His battalion, the 11th Battalion South Wales Borderers, was posted to France in December 1915.

Lest We Forget

Llewelyn communicated weekly with the Rev Canon Nicholas of Flint Parish Church and in February 1916, he stated that he was in excellent health and that he had been taking part in work in the trenches. On the September 1, it was reported he had been admitted into a hospital, suffering from the effects ‘trench fever.’ Two weeks later, he arrived in England for further treatment and was transferred to a medical institution.

In late December 1917, Llewelyn came home on leave of absence from military duties and returned to active service on the January 22. Llewelyn was wounded in action on July 31, 1917 and he died the following day at the Number 47 Casualty Clearing Station.

Post Mortem

Llewelyn is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, in Belgium. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star and the British War and Victory Medals. He is remembered on two war memorials – one in St. Mary’s Parish Church, in Flint, and on his parent’s headstone in the Northop Road Cemetery (Grave 2, Line 15, West Side).

His fiancé, Clara, never married and died in Runcorn in 1967 (aged 82). She was a volunteer nurse with the British Red Cross from November 12, 1918 until July 7, 1919.