Joseph Lloyd 1880 – 1918


Royal Field Artillery regimental badge
Royal Field Artillery regimental badge
Joseph picture from Buxton Advertiser
Joseph Lloyd Saturday 11th May 1918 picture from Buxton Advertiser (2014)

The above portrait is that of Corpl. Lloyd whose death in action we announced last week. He was a nephew og Ald. G Lloyd, of Wheatland Villas, Much Wenlock, and Mrs Lewis, of the Britannia Hotel Shrewsbury.

Born: abt 1880 in Much Wenlock, Salop.
Parents William & Mary Lloyd, Joseph’s father died when he was just 5yrs old, in the 1891 Census Joseph is living in Much Wenlock with his Grandmother. Joseph had 2 older brothers Richard & William and a younger sister Mary. Joseph’s mother re-married Joseph Downes from Buxton.
1901 Census: Joseph was already in the Army and was based at Shorncliffe Camp, Folkstone, Kent. Joseph’s Mother Mary & Step-father were living @ Frome Lodge, Brown Edge Lane, Buxton.

Brown Edge 2014
Brown Edge 2014

1905: 16th April 1905 Joseph Married Lucy Franks in Buxton.
1906: Joseph & Lucy had a daughter Mary Lloyd baptised Fairfield 20th June.
1911 Census: Joseph & Lucy’s daughter Mary is living in Rainow @ Hawkins Lane with Josephs Mother & Step-father Joseph Downes. Name given Mary Lloyd Downes aged 4yrs born Whaley Bridge. At the time of Josephs death (1918) his mother was living at 8 Davenham Avenue, Buxton.

Military: Joseph had 20yrs Service in the Army including service in the 2nd Boer War
Memorial: Tyne Cot Panel 4 – 6 & 162.

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