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15 Aug 1915
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Pte Alfred Fieldhouse Lloyd, 4245, B Company, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action at Gallipoli. Officially his death is recorded as August 16th, 1915, although one battlefield comrade said he had not been seen since August 15th. His body was found on October 9th.
Born in Hampstead in 1896, he was living with George and Sarah Kate Titmuss and their family at 40 Milton Road, Luton, when he enlisted. He and Pte Alfred Titmuss, 4338, were both included in the family and friends list of the men of the 1/5th Beds who had sailed for Gallipoli and both were living at 40 Milton Road.
Alfred Lloyd's sister, Susie, then with an address at Manor Cottage, High Street, Leagrave, made an appeal through the Luton News for news of her brother after he had been reported missing, believed killed.
The appeal brought a response from Pte William Ball, whose home was at 22 Bailey Street, Luton. He wrote: "If he was in B Company, I am sorry to tell you that he has been missing since our first big battle on Sunday, August 15th, and not been seen or heard of up to September 15th, when I got wounded."
After later seeing a picture of Alfred in the Luton News, Pte Ball wrote: "I feel awfully sorry, but it is him. It will take you a long time if you write to the sergeant to get a reply, and he would tell you the same. You have my heartfelt sympathy."
The Lloyd siblings were both in North London to George Fieldhouse Lloyd and his wife Emily Marian (nee Duffey), who were married in early 1890. Emily died at Hampstead in the summer of 1899, and widower George is last mentioned in the 1901 Census living with daughters Marian and Suzie and sons Alfred and Reginald.
Susie, Alfred and Reginald moved to Luton after the death of their father, but went their separate ways. In the 1911 Census Reginald, aged 13, is listed as an inmate of Beech Hill Homes, Dunstable Road, Luton.
Before enlisting, Alfred was employed at Messrs Brown and Green's, Windsor Street. His last letter to his sister was written on August12th, before his battalion landed at Gallipoli.