Born: 1896, Hintlesham, Suffolk.
Died: 15th July 1916; age 18; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 27th October 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3429
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Herbert & Minnie Lloyd, of 2, Barney’s Cottages, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.
1901 Snape Road, Tunstall, Suffolk.
Robert was 4 years old and living with his parents, sisters, maternal aunt & uncle.
Herbert Lloyd, 26, a Yardman on Farm – Cattle, born Burstall, Suffolk.
Minnie Lloyd (nee Gant), 26, born Elmsett, Suffolk.
Mary Ann Lloyd, 3, born Hintlesham.
Leah Lloyd, 3 months, born Tunstall.
David Gant, 20, a Horseman on Farm, born Elmsett.
Jane Gant, 15, born Elmsett.
1911 31, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.
Robert was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Herbert, 36, a Warehouse Porter.
Herbert Lloyd, 9, born Tunstall.
Daniel Lloyd, 7, born Snape.
Thomas Lloyd, 3, born Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Herbert Lloyd – father.
The Somme offensive day 15
The battle of the Bazentin Ridge and the attack on High Wood.
The 4th Battalion the Suffolks 15th July 1916 regimental records:
While the 4th Battalion was moving through Becordel to the position between Fricourt and Mametz where they bivouacked during the night of July 14th-15th, the battle of the Bazentin Ridge was raging in all its fury. They were not destined, however, to remain long thus upon the fringe of the hostilities, and at dawn went out under the command of Major H.C.Copeman D.S.O on support the 1st Middlesex Regiment in an attack on Switch trench. After severe fighting, a line immediately in front of the Village of Bazentin-le-Petit was taken up and held for the remainder of the day. The casualties in the battalion, exceeding two hundred.
This is the highest death rate of the war for Ipswich. 17 men.