Colonel Humphrey Lloyd MC (1891-1974), Royal Dragoons

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Charles Barne, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Charles Barne

    Charles Barne Member

    Afternoon all

    Whilst editing my grandfather's diaries, this gentleman features very heavily. I wondered if anyone could give me any details regarding him? I believe he was commanding the Yorkshire Hussars during the early part of WW2 before assuming command of the Royal Dragoons in early 1943

    Any help much appreciated

    All best
  2. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

  3. Charles Barne

    Charles Barne Member

    Thank you v much indeed for taking the time to look at this. It seems some confusion as to what regiment he was in but am pretty certain it is the Royal Dragons, not the RA (or indeed AAC). The regimental magazine is an excellent idea although I can't seem to find him- I was hoping for an obituary but he doesn't seemt o feature!
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Looking at that Gazette entry, (Captain (temporary Major) Humphrey Lloyd-Jones (89372), Army Air Corps (Blaenau, Wales).) it refers to ...

    Recommendation for Award for Lloyd-Jones, Humphrey Rank: Temporary Major ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/1/222
    Name Lloyd-Jones, Humphrey
    Rank: Temporary Major
    Service No: 89732
    Regiment: Army Air Corps
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 18 May 1943
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    To sort out any confusion, War Diaries - Field Returns - would confirm Officer's personal number and also dates when with units.
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  5. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

  6. Charles Barne

    Charles Barne Member

    Thanks for all your help here. It seems there are a few "Humphrey Lloyds" who served. Having done some research on the Forces War Records and National Archives, I can see the man I'm looking for is:

    Lt Col Humphrey William Lloyd (1903-1990). Service Number: 23794

    Could anyone help me work out how you can locate his service record please?

    Much appreciated
  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    I don't know if you ever got his service record but the dates that you quote suggest this is your man:
    LLOYD, Humphrey William. Born 25/3/03
    The Royals
    2-Lt. 1/2/23.
    Lt. 1/2/26.
    Adjt. 5/4/29 to 4/4/32.
    Capt. 1/11/31.
    (445) - Army lists > Half-yearly Army lists 1923 - Feb 1950 (From 1947, annual, despite the name) > 1939 > Second half - British Military lists - National Library of Scotland

    England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
    First name(s) HUMPHREY WILLIAM
    Last name LLOYD
    Gender Male
    Birth day 25
    Birth month 3
    Birth year 1903
    Age -
    Death quarter 2
    Death year 1990
    District Cheltenham
    Register number 490
    County Gloucestershire
    Volume 22
    Page 1454
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
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  9. Charles Barne

    Charles Barne Member

    really appreciate your help on this. many thanks

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