1. Memorial:Aldershot Military Cemetery Aldershot
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.128
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour2D GQS

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lloyd, of 34, Hauteville, Guernsey. Native of Croydon, Surrey.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 6th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Rifles 

6th (Service) Battalion Formed at Dublin in August 1914 as part of K1 and attached to 29th Brigade in 10th (Irish) Division. Moved to the Curragh in February 1915. May 1915 : moved to Hackwood Park (Basingstoke). 7 July 1915: embarked at Liverpool and sailed to Gallipoli via Mudros. Landed Anzac Cove 5 August 1915. 29 September 1915 : moved via Mudros to Salonika, arriving 4-5 October. September 1917 : moved to Egypt for service in Palestine. 15 May 1918 : disbanded at Deir-el-Nidham.

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

Detail :

"Lieutenant Colonel Charles Edward Lloyd was the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, RGLI (Militia) in 1914. There is some confusion about him, but it appears that he went with the Guernsey Contingent to Ireland in March, 1915, as a Major in the 6th Royal Irish Regiment, commanding ‘D’ Company. He died on the 8th October, 1915 and is buried in the Aldershot Military Cemetery, and we know that this was during the period that the 16th (Irish) Division was being assembled and carrying out formation training before being sent to France. This is borne out by pages 4 and 5 of Diex Aïx, although his initials are shown EC and CE. But, it seems that he was about to be transferred to the 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers to command their ‘D’ Company when he died."

Apparently died from "septic pneumonia", aged 44 years. Possibly caused by caused by an inoculation (typhoid?) three days earlier,

See also: The Channel Islands and the Great War.

The portrait image is replicated from the CI site, the insignia is not that of the Royal Irish nor the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry.

A report of his death appeared in the Birmingham Daily Post on the 11th October 1915, on the date of his funeral: " Brevet Colonel Charles Edward Lloyd has died in the isolation hospital at Aldershot. He was the commanding officer of the 6th Royal Irish Regiment, and his illness was of the briefest duration. His home was at Croydon, and he was 45 years of age. The funeral, with full honours, takes place to-day."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Doyle's Lodge of Fellowship No. 84 E.C.Guernsey & Alderney

10th January 1906
14th February 1906
14th March 1906

Charles is recorded on the Lodge contribution record as being initiated in 1906 at Guernsey. He is listed as a 34 year old Fruit Grower, resident at St. Martins. He pays his dues throughout and although there is no explicit war service recorded, the last annotation is "Died October 1915."

He had been for at least one year Worshipful Master of Doyle's Lodge of Fellowship

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Last Updated: 2020-03-23 18:16:29