Arthur Valentine Revett Lloyd

Born: 15 February 1889

Died: 3 May 1917

Arthur Lloyd was born in Mosman, son of Benjamin and Agnes Lloyd who lived in Peradeniya 2 Queen Street, Mosman. Educated at Sydney Grammar School and a member of St Clements Church, Mosman, he described himself as a merchant/importer, sub-manager of Lloyd and Collins, Importers, when he enlisted on 17/6/1915 and was posted to the 19th Battalion, “The Sportsmen's Battalion”.

He embarked for overseas from Sydney in the troopship Orsova on 11/3/1916.

Lloyd joined his Battalion in France on 21/3/1917 and was killed in the second Battle of Bullecourt on 3/5/1917. His Battalion suffered 366 fatal casualties at second Bullecourt, one third of its strength.

Arthur Lloyd is buried in the Honourable Artillery Company Cemetery Ecoust St Mein, a village between Cambrai and Bapaume in northern France. The cemetery is about 800 metres south of the village. His name appears on the Mosman War Memorial.

The first and second battles of Bullecourt were horrific battles for the AIF with enormous losses. There is a Bullecourt Avenue in Mosman.

Other Mosman streets with WW1 affiliations are Amiens Avenue and Bapaume Road. All three were named by Dr. (Lieut. Colonel) John Hare Phipps DSO, foundation president of the Mosman RSL Sub Branch and a member of Mosman Cricket Club before he enlisted.

Source: George Franki, Far from Mosman Oval

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