Arthur Henry Lloyd

Jan 30, 1894

Born in Birmingham, England to Henry Barker and Florence Ada (nee Hearp) Lloyd

His mother died in 1900 and his father in 1903 in England


Apr 2, 1909

Embarked the SS Virginian in Liverpool as part of a group of Home Children



Apr 9, 1909

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to a boy’s home in Belleville, Ontario.  He was eventually placed with the Mark Morton family as a farmhand in Hungerford Township


Nov 10, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59596 (temporary number 653)

Ø  Next of kin given as Miss A. Lloyd, aunt, Fernleigh Nursery Road, St. Johns Worcester, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “F” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

o   He was later posted to the Signals Section

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.

In January 1915 he was posted to “B” Company and later in the month was declared to be AWL (Absent Without Leave).  He was returned to the battalion and tried as a deserter.  There is no record in the file of the punishment, if any, he was given


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jul 10, 1916

While the battalion was resting in the Chippawa Camp near La Clytte, Belgium, Private Lloyd was admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin), this is a fever without a known cause and described as traumatic. 


Jul 13, 1916

Transferred to the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance and admitted to the 2nd Division Rest Station there.  The diagnosis was changed to read Trench Fever


Jul 20, 1916

Transferred to the North Midland CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) then on to the DRS (Division Rest Station) at Mont des Cats, France


Jul 30, 1916

Discharged from the rest station and rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in the Micmac Camp near Dikkebus, Belgium


Nov 10, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Dec 19, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Dec 28, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Dec 5, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 12, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Lance Corporal with pay


Dec 21, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jul 5, 1918

Reverted to the rank of Private and attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters


Nov 22, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 13, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion just in time to cross the Bonn Bridge to enter Germany as part of the Occupying Force


On entering Germany, the battalion proceeded to Seigburg


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Western Australia in Havre, France


On arrival in England, Private Lloyd was attached to “P” Wing in Witley for processing pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston

Ø  Rank on discharge Lance Corporal

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277507

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Thomasburg, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Box 168 Tweed, Ontario


Jun 9, 1920

Married to Ethel Jane West in Thomasburg, Ontario

Arthur Henry Lloyd died in Picton, Ontario in 1975 and was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Picton


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