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Benjamin Frederick LLOYD

Regimental number1067
Place of birthMyrtleford Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngineer
AddressKevington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinC T Lloyd, Kevington, Victoria
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Wheeler)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

Bar to DCM


Not awarded. Noted for Mention in Despatches: awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706, 28 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918.
Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in visiting each battery constantly under heavy shell fire, and by his initiative and energy keeping all the guns of the brigade in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 May 1951

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