as Colonel on memorial] Lieutenant Colonel commanding 1st Battalion,
West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 29th November 1900 at Rhenoster
Kop, NorthEast of Bronkhorst Spruit. Aged 45. Born October
1855. Eldest son of the Rev. Prebendary Rhys Lloyd and Anna Lloyd
of Troedvrawr Rectory, Cardiganshire. Educated at Tonbridge School.
Awarded the Distibguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in Rhenoster
Kop, NorthEast of Bronkhorst Spruit.
from The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa
1899-1902 by Mildred G Doonerand The VC and DSO Book Volume
II The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915, both published
by Naval and Military Press .
GEORGE EVAN, Capt., was born in 1855, son of the Rev. Rhys
Thomas Lloyd (brother of the 1st Baronet, of Bronwydd, Cardiganshire),
and of Anna, daughter of Lewis Lloyd, Esq., of Nantgwilt, co. Radnor.
He served in the Afghan War, 1878-79 (Medal and clasp). For his
services in the SudanCampaign in 1855-6, he was created a Companion
of the Distinguished Service Order London Gazette, 26 Nov. 1886.
“George Evan Lloyd, Capt. and Brevet Major, South Yorkshire
Regt. For action at Ginniss.” The Insignia of the Order were
presented to him by Queen Victoria.He became Major, South Staffordshire
Regt., and was attached to the Egyptian Army, with the temporary
rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He held the 3rd Class Medjidie. Lieut.-Colonel
G. E. Lloyd died on 29 Nov 1900.
- Lieut.-Col. George Evan Lloyd, D.S.O., commanding the 1st Batt.
West Riding Regt., was killed in Major-Gen. Paget’s action
at Rhenoster Kop, NorthEast of Bronkhorst Spruit, Nov. 29th,
1900. He was the eldest son of the Rev. Prebendary Lloyd, Troedvrawr
Rectory, Cardiganshire. He was born Oct., 1855, and educated at
Tonbridge School. He entered the 70th Foot from the Royal East Middlesex
Militia, 1876, transferred to the South Yorkshire Regt. as lieut.
Dec., 1876, to the Yorkshire Light Infantry as capt. June, 1883,
promoted brevet-major June, 1885, major in the South Staffordshire
Regt. Nov., 1890, lieut.-col. on half-pay Nov., 1896, and was given
the command of 1st Batt. West Riding Regt. in June, 1897. Lieut.-Col.
Lloyd served with the 51st Light Infantry in the Jowaki Expedition,
1877, receiving the medal with clasp. He saw service with the same
Regiment in the Afghan War, 1878-79, and was present at the attack
and capture of Ali Musjid, for which he received the medal with
clasp. He was in the Nile Expedition, 1884-85 as commandant at Tangur,
mentioned in despatches, L.G., Aug. 25th, 1885, and received the
brevet of major, the medal with clasp and Khedive’s star,
and the Fourth Class of the Order of the Medjidie. His next experience
of active service was with the Soudan Frontier Field Force, 1885-87,
including the engagements at Giniss (mentioned in despatches, L.G.,
Feb. 9th, 1886), and granted the D.S.O. He was present at the action
at Sarras, mentioned in despatches, L.G., June 17th, 1887, and was
granted the Third Class of the order of the Medjidie. He took part
in the operations near Suakin, Dec., 1888, including the engagement
at Gemaizah, mentioned in despatches, L.G., Jan. 11th, 1889 (clasp);
and in the operations in 1889, including the engagement at Toski,
mentioned in despatches, L.G., Sept. 6th, 1889 (clasp). He served
with the Dongola Expeditionary Force under Lord (then Sir Herbert)
Kitchener in 1896 in command of a field column, which he had organised
from the Suakin and Tokar garrisons, was mentioned in des-patches,
promoted to be lieut.-col., and granted the medal; and received
the Second Class of the Order of the Medjidie for service under
the Egyptian Government. He proceeded to South Africa, Dec., 1899,
and commanded his battalion throughout the war, including the relief
of Kimberley, battle of Paardeberg, and the advance on Bloemfontein
and into the Transvaal. There is an interesting account of Lieut.-Col.
Lloyd’s death in “My Reminiscences of the War,”
by Gen. Ben Viljoen. This Boer general thus describes it: “A
brave officer who had one of his legs smashed, leant on a gun or
his sword, and kept on giving his orders and cheering the soldiers
and telling them to charge on. While in this position a second bullet
struck him, and he fell mortally wounded.” There is a picture
in this book entitled, “Battle of Rhenoster Kop. How Col.
Lloyd died.” A few months later Gen. Ben Viljoen’s Burghers,
when passing this battlefield and Lieut.-Col. Lloyd’s grave,
laid a wreath of flowers on the spot where he lies with the words
“In memory of a brave enemy” Lieut.-Col. Lloyd was mentioned
in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, and Sept. 10th, 1901, this latter
making the seventh occasion during his career. He was awarded the