Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (8 & 9 May 2019)

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Date of Auction: 8th & 9th May 2019

Sold for £3,400

Estimate: £2,600 - £3,000

A fine Second-War C.B.E., Great War ‘Western Front’ D.S.O. and Second Award Bar group of eleven awarded to Colonel E. P. Lloyd, Lincolnshire Regiment, attached Northumberland Fusiliers, who was wounded three times and Mentioned in Despatches five times.

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) Commander’s 2nd type neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, with neck riband, in Garrard, London, case of issue; Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar, silver-gilt and enamel, with integral top riband bar; 1914 Star, with clasp (Capt: & Adjt: E. P. Lloyd. Linc: R.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Lt. Col. E. P. Lloyd.); General Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, Palestine, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (Lt. Col. E. P. Lloyd. D.S.O. R. Lincolns.) partially officially corrected; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937, good very fine (11) £2,600-£3,000


C.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1944.

D.S.O. London Gazette 3 June 1918 .

D.S.O. Second Award Bar London Gazette 11 January 1919:
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer, commanding his battalion, gained all objectives on a wide front, his furthest point being 500 yards beyond that of other battalions. When the situation on the right flank was uncertain, he made a personal reconnaissance under heavy machine-gun fire and sent back a clear report. He superintended the forming up and consolidation of the companies and, by unflagging energy, care and forethought succeeded in the operation with a minimum of casualties’.

M.I.D. London Gazettes 22 January 1915, 1 January 1916, 18 December 1917, 23 May 1918, and 8 July 1919.

Edward Prince Lloyd was born on 22 July 1887, the younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel T. P. Lloyd, in military surroundings at Aldershot. He attended the Junior School and College at Dover from 1899 to 1904 before gaining admission to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant into the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1906 and was posted to the 2nd Battalion with which battalion he served in Gibraltar from December 1911 to August 1913. He was promoted Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion in November 1913 and served with them in Bermuda from January 1914 to October 1914 before proceeding with them to France in November 1914. He was wounded on 10 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, the battalion’s first major battle on the Western Front.

‘The Battle of Neuve Chapelle cost the 2nd Lincolnshire the loss of 7 officers killed, 8 wounded and 298 other ranks killed and wounded. In this their first great battle of the war, they had fought splendidly. The intrepidity shown by the battalion and by their comrades, the Berkshires, was one of the main features in the success of the initial attack, which the Brigadier (in his report) stated “dashed forward gallantly”’. (The History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918, by Major-General C. R. Simpson refers).

Lloyd served as Staff Captain, 25th Infantry Brigade, October 1915 to February 1916 and was advanced to Brigade Major, 59th Infantry Brigade, in February 1916. He was wounded for a second time on 19 April 1916 and was repatriated to the U.K. where he remained until July 1917, at which time he returned to the Western Front and was promoted to the command of the 21st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Wounded a third time in March 1918, he again returned to the U.K. and upon his recovery in June of that year he was appointed to the command of his original battalion, the 2nd Lincolnshires, with which he stayed until the conclusion of hostilities.

After the war Colonel Lloyd commanded the 2nd Battalion in India from 1919 to 1923, in Egypt and India from 1928 to 1930 and again in Malta and Palestine from 1935 to 1936. Between these postings he also saw service as Officer of a Company of Gentlemen, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from 1923 to 1927, and Commander of Regimental Depot, Dover from 1930 to 1933.

During the Second World War, Lloyd served as Commander of Manchester Sub Area from 1940 to 1944 and Director of Army Savings, India, from 1944 to 1946. He retired on 13 May 1946 and died in 1970 aged 82. His obituary, published in The Regimental Journal ‘Castle’ says of him:
‘Generally of a quiet and unassuming demeanour, he could be quite the opposite when roused. He was kind and helpful to junior officers and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. A keen supporter of the Regiment and the Regimental association, he will be much missed.’

Sold with an extensive file of research and nine photographs including a portrait photograph of Lloyd in uniform as a young subaltern.

For the recipient’s related miniature awards, see Lot 1238.