Biography

Birth date: 13 April 1894
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death date: 24 December 1965
Final rank: Brigadier
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
WX3346 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 16 Brigade
  • 24th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 10 May 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 19 July 1916
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/28th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/28th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/28th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: 16th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Bar to Military Cross

  • Unit: 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

022832

1942-01. LIEUTENANT COLONEL J. E. LLOYD MC, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 2/28TH INFANTRY BATTALION WHO WAS AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER.

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093311

LAE AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-28. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA (2) BEING GREETED BY MAJ M.W. GINSBERG (1) ON ARRIVAL AT 112 CONVALESCENT DEPOT. BRIG J.E. LLOYD, BASE COMMANDER, LAE (3) IS IN FOREGROUND. THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL IS ON A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF...

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093349

LAE AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-30. DURING HIS TOUR OF INSPECTION OF AUSTRALIAN TROOPS IN THE LAE AREA, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA (2) VISITED THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY CANTEEN SERVICES OTHER RANKS CLUB NO. 22. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- WO 2 MULLENS, IN...

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122282

CHANGI, SINGAPORE 1945-11-04. A FAREWELL DINNER WAS GIVEN TO OFFICERS AND GUESTS OF THE 2ND PRISONER OF WAR RECEPTION GROUP BY BRIGADIER J. E. LLOYD, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE UNIT. LEFT TO RIGHT: CAPTAIN R. D. ELLIOTT, CAMP COMMANDANT; CAPTAIN STEVENS, COMMANDING OFFICER AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL...

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122283

CHANGI, SINGAPORE 1945-11-04. BRIGADIER J. E. LLOYD, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 2ND PRISONER OF WAR RECEPTION GROUP, WITH A GROUP OF GUESTS AT A FAREWELL DINNER HE HOSTED. (PHOTOGRAPHER SGT. B. REDDAWAY)

122283

122284

CHANGI, SINGAPORE 1945-11-04. A GROUP OF OFFICERS AND NURSING SISTERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL WOMENS SERVICE (AAMWS) AT A FAREWELL DINNER GIVEN BY BRIGADIER J. E. LLOYD, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 2ND PRISONER OF WAR RECEPTION GROUP. (PHOTOGRAPHER SGT B. REDDAWAY)

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122285

CHANGI, SINGAPORE 1945-11-04. A FAREWELL DINNER WAS GIVEN TO OFFICERS AND GUESTS OF THE 2ND PRISONER OF WAR RECEPTION GROUP BY BRIGADIER J. E. LLOYD, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE UNIT. LEFT TO RIGHT: UNKNOWN; LIEUTENANT COLONEL BUCHANAN, COMMANDING OFFICER 2/14TH AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (AGH);...

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122288

CHANGI, SINGAPORE 1945-11-04. A FAREWELL DINNER WAS GIVEN TO OFFICERS AND GUESTS OF THE 2ND PRISONER OF WAR RECEPTION GROUP BY BRIGADIER J. E. LLOYD, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE UNIT. MAJOR H. CHRISTOPHERSON, 2ND AUSTRALIAN CONTACT AND INQUIRY SECTION, AND SISTER SPILLER, AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL...

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122335

CHANGI, SINGAPORE. 1945-10-31. BRIGADIER J. E. LLOYD CBE DSO MC, COMMANDER, 2ND AUSTRALIAN POW RECEPTION GROUP.

122335

064690

KATUKURUNDA AERODROME, CEYLON. 1942-06. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, PRINCE HENRY, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, KG., PC., KT., KP., GMB., GCMG., GCVO., (1) PREPARING TO INSPECT THE 6TH DIVISION ON THE AERODROME. ALSO SEEN ARE:- AIR VICE-MARSHALL D'ALBIAC, ROYAL AIR FORCE, AIR OFFICER COMMANDING (2); NX366...

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020708

TOBRUK, LIBYA. 1941-09-11. BRIGADIER A.H.L. GODFREY OF THE 24TH INFANTRY BRIGADE AND OFFICERS. FROM THE LEFT:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL T.M. CONROY, (2/32ND INFANTRY BATTALION), BRIGADIER A.H.L. GODFREY, LIEUTENANT COLONEL W.W. CRELLIN (2/43RD INFANTRY BATTALION), LIEUTENANT COLONEL J.E. LLOYD (2/28TH...

020708

075494

LAE, NEW GUINEA. 1944-08-27. THE OFFICIAL PARTY RELAX AT AFTERNOON TEA DURING THE SURF CARNIVAL ORGANISED BY HEADQUARTERS, 5TH DIVISION AT MALAHANG BEACH. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX45322 COLONEL W H WARD, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES, 3RD DIVISION (1); NX201 MAJOR H E GALE, CAMP...

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CHANGI, SINGAPORE 1945-11-04. INDIAN ARMY MUSICIANS PERFORM AT A FAREWELL DINNER GIVEN TO OFFICERS AND GUESTS OF THE 2ND PRISONER OF WAR RECEPTION GROUP BY BRIGADIER J. E. LLOYD, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE UNIT. (PHOTOGRAPHER SGT B. REDDAWAY)

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Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1894-04-13 Melbourne VIC
WW1 Service 2 1915-05-01 enlisted AIF 21st battalion lieutenant
Date of embarkation 1915-05-10
WW1 Service 3 1915-09 arrived Gallipoli c.
WW1 Service 4 1915-09-27 captain
WW1 Service 5 1915-11-13 evacuated Gallipoli
Date of embarkation 1916-07-19
WW1 Service 7 1916-09-20 arrived United Kingdom
WW1 Service 8 1916-10-15 arrived France
WW1 Service 9 1916-12-07 24th battalion
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-05-12
WW1 Service 10 1917-07-02 Military Cross
WW1 Service 11 1917-10-04 wounded in action gun shot wound Rt Shoulder & Thigh
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-14
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-10-16
WW1 Service 12 1917-10-22 major
WW1 Service 13 1917-11-27 Bar to Military Cross
WW1 Service 14 1918-02-12 captain Indian Army
Interwar Service 1 1936-07-27 major Reserve of Officers
Interwar Service 2 1936-11-19 16th battalion
Career summary 2 1939-11-04 commanding officer 16th bn
Appointment 1939-11-04 - 1940-06-17 Battalion: 16th; Rank on appointment: major; Appointed from: major 16th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command BU: General Base Depot
Career summary 3 1940-06-17 major General Base Depot
Appointment 1940-07-01 - 1942-03-07 Battalion: 2/28th; Rank on appointment: major, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: major General Base Depot; Reason for end of appointment: promotion field command: 16th Brigade
Career summary 4 1940-07-10 temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 2/28th battalion
Career summary 5 1941-02-02 arrived Middle East
Career summary 6 1941-12-30 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Career summary 7 1942-01-22 attached Headquarters 24th Australian infantry training Brigade 11 Dec 41-
Career summary 9 1942-03-07 temporary brigadier, commander 16th Brigade
Career summary 10 1942-03-27 arrived Ceylon
Career summary 11 1942-08-07 Returned to Australia (Melb)
Career summary 12 1942-09-21 arrived Moresby
Career summary 14 1942-10-14 Mention in Despatches (Middle East Jul-Oct 41)
Career summary 13 1942-12-21 medical Malaria
Career summary 15 1943-01-01 Returned to Australia (MEDEVAC) (Townsville ) malaria
Career summary 16 1943-02-17 relinquished command 16th Brigade
Career summary 17 1943-03-15 chief instructor Land Headquarters Tactical School (vice lieutenant colonel Chilton)
Career summary 18 1943-09-09 - 1943-10-13 attached Headquarters New Guinea
Career summary 19 1943-10-13 Special Duties
Career summary 20 1943-11-15 arrived New Delhi
Career summary 21 1943-12-21 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Career summary 22 1944-06-15 Returned to Australia (Melb)
Career summary 23 1944-08-16 arrived Nadzab
Career summary 25 1944-09-16 Headquarters 12th Brigade (COMD?)
Career summary 26 1944-10-05 LHQ, Dir'e of Research
Career summary 24 1944-10-12 colonel (bd 1 Sep 42) retains temporary brigadier gazetted
Career summary 27 1944-12-28 arrived Lae
Career summary 28 1944-12-31 - 1945-03-31 attached ANGAU
Career summary 29 1945-03-29 Returned to Australia (Bris)
Career summary 30 1945-04-29 - 1945-05-17 administering command W
Career summary 31 1945-05-18 Ceases Special Duties
Career summary 32 1945-05-28 commanding officer Lae Base Sub Area
Career summary 33 1945-06-09 Returned to Australia ex Lae
Career summary 34 1945-07-28 commanding officer 2 Australian prisoner of war Reception group
Career summary 35 1945-08-18 arrived Colombo
Career summary 39 1945-10-26 ED
Career summary 36 1945-11-20 Returned to Australia (Melb) ex Singapore
Career summary 37 1945-12-03 relinquished command 2 Australian PW...
Career summary 38 1945-12-21 honourary brigadier Reserve of Officers
Date of death 1965-12-24
WW1 Service 6 c 1916-03-09 Returned to Australia (MEDEVAC- enteric)
Career summary 1 major Reserve of Officers
Career summary 8 course Middle East Tactical School senior Cse 16 Feb
Citations 10 His example and leadership were a source of encouragement to his tps and were a determining factor in the successful action of his Bde.'
Citations 11 Rec'd- Vasey GOC 7 Div
Citations 2 'Awarded Military Cross for Conspicuous Gallantry and ability whilst commanding his Battalion. During an attack upon the enemy position he displayed excellent judgement in selecting his frontage which he held against repeated counter attacks. After an exhausting fight against superior nummbers he withdrew his men with lossses of 60 per cent, but still ready for action, owing to his fine personal example.'
Citations 3 AIF List 207, AK1397/87
Citations 5 'At Tobruk during the period 26 Mar to 31 Jul 41 Lt-Col Lloyd has been in command of 2/28 Aust Inf Bn. Early in April during the withdrawal to this area of our forces Lt-Col Lloyd skilfully placed and handled his Bn. enabling our forces to withdraw from the perimeter defences occupied by his Bn. and hold off enemy forces during readjustment and organisation of the Tobruk defences. With the exception of 9 days in reserve since 1 Apr his Bn has occupied front line defences in every sector of the Tobrukk area during which time the activity of his unit in deefence works, raids, and fighting patrols has been of an outstanding nature.
Citations 6 Throughout the period Lt.-Col Lloyd has been almost continuously among his forward troops by day and by night and by his fearlessness, cheery and untiring disposition and decided ability despite the undoubted strain to which he has been subjected he had done much to build and retain the undoubted efficiency and high morale which exists in his Bn.'
Citations 7 CBE (periodic):
Citations 8 'For most conspicuous devotion to duty and determination whilst comdg 16 Aust Inf Bde during operations in the OWEN STANLEY Range to the SANANANDA are from Oct-Dec 43. His Bde first contacted the enemy in well prepared positions at TEMPLETON'S CROSSING on 23 Oct 42 from which date the Bde was in contact with the enemy continually until 6 Dec 42 when it was relieved, except for three or four days whilst the Div was delayed in crossing the KUMUSI River. During this period, his Bde inflicted decisive defeats on the JAP at TEMPLETON'S CROSSING and EORA CREEK, and by its vigorous action at OIVI contained the enemy so completely as to permitt of the decisive action of 25 Aust Inf Bde at GORARI.
Citations 9 During the adv from WAIROPI towards SANANANDA, Brig LLOYD was continually with his foremost tps, urging them to greater speed despite JAP resistance and fatigue.
Pre WW1 Service 1 Commissioned service
Served 1914-1918 Command: WWI 24th Bn (acting); Service:
WW1 Service 1 Called-up to train AIF recruits in August 14
WW1 Service 15 Served 1/30th Punjabs
WW1 Service 16 2/35th Sikhs in Afghan War
WW2 Service 1 Benghazi
WW2 Service 2 New Guinea