Thursday 18 September 2014

Wombwell, St Mary's Church, L Cpl H G Lloyd

Lance Corporal H G Lloyd is remembered on a panel in a wooden screen
(photo taken 13 September 2014)

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph by Pete Schofield

Further Information:

The memorial, "named as a memorial to  L/Cpl HG Lloyd needs expanding as the Faculty is for a 'side chapel'  'As a memorial to the Chuch Lads' Brigade members who fell in the War' and to be used as a morning church. Erected in 1927 but has been moved at least three times.

The side chapel was for many years on the North side of the Nave near the original organ loft. The chapel was moved to its present position as a porch [...] in the mid 1980's before I got to grips with research on the War memorial, it was after visiting the Sheffield Archives to look at the faculties for Wombwell hoping to find an original list of names on the memorial which is built on church land, that I discovered it was as a memorial to all ex CLB members of Wombwell who had died in the great War.

The memorial is the wooden structure and the fact that one soldier is remembered on the 'reredos' is something I cannot explain unless the next of kin contributed to the cost of the panel. A former Rector did write a brief history of Wombwell St. Mary's, and suggests that the panels were paid for by individuals." George Horner


In the faith of Jesus Christ and in loving remembrance of
Howard George Lloyd L/Corp R.E. Killed in Action at Laventie, France
30th April 1917 in his 23rd year

Howard is also remembered on the Wombwell War Memorial and the 
Wombwell Church Lads Brigade Ist Sheffield Cadet Battn memorial also in St Mary's Church and the Middlewood Shrine, A635 Doncaster Road, Darfield 

He is is buried in Laventie Military Cemetery in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.  


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