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Ernest Parkes LLOYD

Regimental number810
Date of birth17 March 1895
Place of birthNewstead nr Inverell, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNewstead South, Inverell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W Lloyd, Newstead South, Inverell, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous and consistent service of the highest quality during period 16th September, 1918 to 11th November, 1919. Driver LLOYD has greatly distinguished himself by his courage, determination and devotion to duty, and by his marked skill in handling his teams. He has always succeeded in taking supplies to the most forward dumps and on occasions, during active operations to the Front Line. He has displayed great energy and ability, and has invariably shown the greatest care in his animals, harness and equipment. His work and conduct have at all times been most excellent and praiseworthy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 February 1974
Age at death78
Place of burialYass Cemetery, New South Wales

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