Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Wymond Howard Lloyd

Photo of Wymond Howard Lloyd
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1907 - 1912.

Regiment: Herefordshire Regt.
Died: 19 March 1916 aged 23 in United Kingdom. Accidentally killed in England.
Cemetery: Llangadock Carmathenshire

Son of H. M. Lloyd (O.M.), Delfryn, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, b. 1893.
Lower VVI. School Prefect. Head of House. XL Football;
House XI Cricket.
New College, Oxford.
Great War (overseas), 2nd Lieutenant Herefordshire Regt. ; Captain.

'Wymond Howard Lloyd was the son of an O. M. of the first generation, and entered Foster's house in 1907. He was a hardworking boy who reached the VIth and left as Head of his House with an excellent record. He went up to New College, and was reading for Greats and the Civil Service; but the wave of 1914 carried him off with all his friends, and he joined the Herefordshire Regiment, and went with them to Gallipoli in August 1915. He contracted enteric at Suvla Bay, and after a long illness revisited Malvern before re-joining for light duty. He was accidentally killed on the railway near Oswestry on March 19th, a day before his twenty-third birthday.' (Malvernian, Jun 1916).

He had served in Flanders and Gallipoli, and was at Oswestry awaiting a Medical Board review.
He had dismissed a platoon after a route march and was crossing the railway line when he was knocked down by a train.
He died in Oswestry Cottage Hospital from his wounds.
Newspaper article at Herefordshire Light Infantry museum.

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