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Eric Edwin Longfield LLOYD

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o the Union Bank of Australia Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A S Lloyd, Ardeen, Ailesbury Park, Merrion, Dublin, Ireland
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: Refers 25-30 April 1915

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 17 June 1915

FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1916
Medals

Military Cross

'For exceptionally gallant conduct on 5th June 1915, during the operations in the Gallipoli Peninsula, in personally leading a party of 100 men to take a trench from which an enemy machine gun was severely harassing his position. Although unable to remove the machine gun owing to the heavy head cover, he destroyed it with rifle fire. He personally shot two Turks with his own pistol, and with his party inflicted severe losses on the enemy.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8503
Date: 25 August 1915

Military Cross

'For exceptionally gallant conduct on 5th June 1915 duringthe operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula; in personally leading a party of 100 men to take a trench from which an enemy machine gun was severely harassing his position. Although unable to remove the machine gun owing to the heavy head cover, he destroyed it with rifle fire. He personally shot two Turks with his own pistol, and with his party inflicted severe losses on the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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