John was the son of William and Jane Lloyd, of Rownal Farm, and in 1911 the family was living at Chirbury Road, with John’s father described as a farmer and haulier. John was working as a cowman. He had three brothers and two sisters, and John was the youngest son. His eldest brother, Ernest also served in the Forces, and returned home wounded.
John has living relatives in Montgomery, and they kindly supplied the photograph.
John was killed in action on the 6th November, 1917, in the battle for Sheria and Tel el Khuweife, fought against the Ottoman (Turkish) forces, aged 25. Another man from Montgomery, Lance Vaughan, see below, was also killed on the same day.
John’s body was not able to be recovered and he is remembered on the Jerusalem War Memorial however, his family had the family grave at M o n t g o m e r y Churchyard inscribed in his memory, see picture below.
The inscription states:
Although you are in a far off land, Your grave we cannot see, But as long as life and memory last, We will remember thee