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James Welsby LLOYD
22 Cumber Lane, Whiston
Private 166, 1/5th Bn., South Lancashire Regiment
Born in Prescot in 1880, James was just under 28 years old when he enlisted to the Territorial Forces on 5th May 1908. He recorded that he was a self-employed Tool Maker. Prior to this, he had served with the militia, the forerunner to the Territorial Army, from 12th February 1901. His next of kin was his wife, Alice, of the same address.Ref. No.:
He attended annual training camp from 1908 to 1913 and then on the outbreak of war in August 1914, he rejoined for 2 years, serving with the colours until 4th May 1916.
He left Southampton for France on 12th February 1915, arriving in Le Havre the following day, and remained there until 29th May of that year, when he returned home. This was probably due to illness as he was in hospital in France suffering from Myalgia from 10th to 28th May. Upon discharge in May 1916, he was discharged to the employment of Mr J Lyon, Toolmaker, of Holt Lane, Rainhill.
His medal entitlement was to the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
James died in Prescot in 1937, aged 57.