Aldred Harry Lloyd Pte 4692493

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Personnel Entry

Pte H L Aldred's CWGC headstone.
Pte H L Aldred's CWGC headstone.

Name Aldred Harry Lloyd
Army number 4692493
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born Sheffield 22/10/1918, birth registered Q4 1918. Mother's maiden surname Skelton.
Age 21 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI Enlistment Books missing) probably after October 1939. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 18/4/1940, posted to the 10th Battalion DLI. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Reported MISSING 20/6/1940 - 21/8/1940, now known to have been KILLED in ACTION 20/5/1940 at FICHEUX with 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery C Company 10th DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 18-Apr-40
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 20-May-40. Interred locally and then re-buried post-war in Plot 8. Row C. Grave 1. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. No family inscription on the headstone.
Home address The 1939 General Register shows him as resident in Sheffield at 44, Commonside, probably as a Lodger, and working as an Electric Crane Driver. No further family details yet.
Source table 10DLI

DLI Roll of Honour shows date of death as 15/5/1940, which is thought to be an error. War Office list of deaths only shows 5/1940.

It is hoped to work on information about the initial interment of the Ficheux May 1940 casualties.