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Clarence James LLOYD

Regimental number811
Place of birthNarrabri New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressBurren Junction, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C Lloyd, Coonamble, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps Details
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Pont Ballot on 24-25th February 1917.'
Recommendation date: 27 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 24th/25th February, 1917, in a raid on the enemy trenches, when his party was temporarily checked at the enemy parapet he rushed at the enemy, calling on his men to follow him. He led the attack with great courage and skill; vigorously pushing ahead and driving the enemy's bombers back. His examples and actions were largely responsible for the success of his party. He carried No. 494 Private M.B. MASON who was wounded, from the enemy's trenches back to our lines, under heavy fire. Sergeant LLOYD also led a party in the Railway Salient on the night of 24th/25th December, 1916. The raiding party (drawn from 33rd Battalion) consisted of four Officers and 75 other ranks and entered the German trenches at PONT BALLOT, C.29.a.44.26 on 24th/25th February, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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