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03 Nov 1897
Lloyd Edward was the eldest child of Llewellyn Bond Lewis and Mary Ellen Lewis (nee Hardstaff). Llewellyn Bond Lewis was born in 1874 in Rhyl, Flintshire (J/A/S St Asaph Denbighshire), and Mary Ellen Hardstaff in Radford, Nottingham (birth registered J/F/M 1877). They were married in 1886 (O/N/D Shardlow) and in 1911 had four children: Lloyd Edward b. 3 November 1897 (Long Eaton), May b. abt 1900, Kenneth b. 1903 (J/A/S Shardlow and baptised 11 September 1903 Long Eaton and Margaret b. abt. 1909 (Long Eaton). Both Lloyd and his sister May, who was born in Teddington, Middlesex, were baptised at St James, Hampton Hill, Richmond, on 9 December 1900. Llewellyn and Mary Ellen's second child, May, was born in Teddington, Middlesex, in about 1899 and at the time that May and her brother Lloyd were baptised in December 1900 in Richmond their parents were living at Clandon Villas, Fulwell Road (possibly Richmond). Llewellyn's occupation was given as solicitor's clerk in the parish register. By 1901 Llewellyn (26), a solicitor's clerk, and Mary Ellen (24) were living at 5 Lime Grove, Long Eaton, Derbyshire with their two children, Lloyd (3) and May (5 months). The family had moved to 25 Breedon Street, Long Eaton, by the time of the 1911 Census. Llewellyn was now a solicitor. He and his wife now had four children, Lloyd (13), May (10), Kenneth (7) and Margaret (2). Also in the household on the night of the census were Mary's widowed mother, Harriett Hardstaff (62), and her sister, Elizabeth May Hardstaff (27). Lloyd's father died on 26 November 1943; he was still living at 25 Breedon Street. His wife survived him.
Attended Long Eaton County School. He was a member of University College Nottingham OTC.
24 Sep 1918
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1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was gazetted to the Sherwood Foresters in October 1916 and shortly after went to France. He suffered from trench fever and heat stroke the following year and was evacuated home, returning to France on his recovery. He was promoted lieutenant in April 1918. He was killed in action on 24 September 1918 and is buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery (grave ref. VII.L.1).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, Thursday 3 October 1918: ‘Killed. Official intimation has been received that Mr LB Lewis, Solicitor, of Long Eaton, that his elder son, Lieut. Lloyd Edward Lewis, was killed in action in France on September 24th. Lieut. Lewis who was in his 21st year was educated at the Long Eaton County School, joined the Nottingham University College OTC on attaining the age of 18, where he became sergeant, and later underwent four months training with an Officer Cadet Battalion at Lichfield. He was gazetted to the Sherwood Foresters in October, 1916, and shortly afterwards proceeded to France. After six months in the trenches he was invalided to England with trench fever and heat stroke. He was promoted lieut. in April last on returning to France. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Probate: Lewis Lloyd Edward of 25 Breedon-street Long Eaton Derbyshire lieutenant Sherwood Foresters died 24 September 1918 in France Administration London 19 February to Llewellyn Bond Lewis solicitor. Effects £216 9s. 6d.
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