Private 16565 Arthur Lloyd

Killed in Action Persian Gulf on Thursday, 6th April 1916, age unknown.
Buried in Grave XXXI. J. 3. at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

1st Bn., Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. 17th Indian Brigade of 6th (Poona) Division.

of 53 Horseley Road, Tipton. Source?
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Birmingham, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 26th May 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/629247/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
63 New Road, Toll End, Tipton, Staffs.
Charles T. Lloyd (32, General Labourer, born Tipton), his wife Mary A. (31, born Tipton), and their 3 children: Annie (10, born Tipton), Arthur (8, born Tipton), and John W. (6, born Tipton).

1911 Census
53 Horseley Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Charles Lloyd (42, Labourer on Canal, born Tipton), his wife Mary Ann (41, born Tipton), and 4 of their 5 surviving children of 6: Arthur (18, Lead Coating Worker, born Tipton), William (16, Rivet Heater, born Tipton), Charles (9, School, born Tipton), and Albert (7, School, born Tipton).

Personal Data

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and 'Soldiers Died in the Great War' show Arthur as 1st Battalion which is correct for his death in Mesopotamia. Arthur's Medal Index Card says he landed in France on 26th May 1915 and joined the 2nd Battalion, Ox and Bucks. We can be sure that he was with the 1st Battalion at the time of his death, so it is possible that he was initially with the 2nd Battalion.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

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