Evan Jack Lloyd was born in Wales on 14th August 1891. He enlisted in September 1914 and served with the South Staffordshire Regiment before being selected for a commission in the field. He joined the 13th Cheshires in November 1915 as a Second Lieutenant and went out with them to the Somme in June 1916. He survived over six weeks of bitter fighting, taking his Company into action on several occasions, and was recommended for a decoration.
Evan ended the war in Bonn as Captain/Adjutant with 53rd Battalion Manchester Regiment. He remained a strict disciplinarian and man of order, bringing up his family, and serving as Commander of Stanwell Home Guard in the Second World War. He worked for Lloyds Bank in London until 1951 when he retired to his native Wales. It was here, among the hardy hill farming community of the remote Berwyn Mountains, that he at last found peace, contentment and precious solitude. Like so many of his generation, Evan never spoke of the War.
Read his Life Story on IWMs Lives of the First World War.
The audio account below is read by Captain Tim Harcourt, the great grandson of Captain Lloyd.