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Posted: 28.01.15

Christ College Remembers…E D Lloyd

Evan David Lloyd joined the Hostel (now Donaldson’s House) in 1892, leaving school at the age of 16 to assist in the family’s grocery business in Commercial Street, Aberdare. He later joined the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) and served in India before leaving the army and returning home to the family business. On the declaration of war he rejoined his regiment and was attached to the Army Veterinary Corps, which was responsible for the medical care of the horses, pack mules and carrier pigeons used by the Army. He moved with the No. 2 Veterinary Hospital from Aldershot to Marseilles in the opening weeks of the war.

He later joined the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) and served in India before leaving the army and returning home to the family business. On the declaration of war he rejoined his regiment and was attached to the Army Veterinary Corps, which was responsible for the medical care of the horses, pack mules and carrier pigeons used by the Army. He moved with the No. 2 Veterinary Hospital from Aldershot to Marseilles in the opening weeks of the war.

During the bitterly cold weeks of winter Evan developed a severe cold and, weakened by a persistent cough, he was transferred to the hospital in Le Havre. Too weak to recover from the effects of his chest infection, he succumbed to pneumonia and died on 1st February 1915.

Officers and men of the Army Veterinary Corps attended his funeral at the Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre where he was buried with military honours. One of 222 men from the Parish of Aberdare who gave their lives, he is remembered on the Memorial at St Elvan’s Church in Aberdare as well as on the War Memorial at Christ College.

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