WX3346 John Edward Lloyd, CBE, DSO, MC& Bar

Date of birth1894-04-13 Melbourne VIC 
WW1 Service 2  1915-05-01  enlisted AIF 21st battalion lieutenant 
WW1 Service 3  1915-09  arrived Gallipoli c.  
WW1 Service 4  1915-09-27  captain 
WW1 Service 5  1915-11-13  evacuated Gallipoli 
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 
WW1 Service 10  1917-07-02  Military Cross 
WW1 Service 11  1917-10-04  wounded in action gun shot wound Rt Shoulder & Thigh 
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 
WW1 Service 6  c 1916-03-09  Returned to Australia (MEDEVAC- enteric) 
WW1 Service 16    2/35th Sikhs in Afghan War 
Citations 11    Rec'd- Vasey GOC 7 Div 
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.' 
WW2 Service 1    Benghazi 
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. 
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.' 
Served    1914-1918 Command: WWI 24th Bn (acting); Service:  
Citations 7    CBE (periodic): 
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. 
Pre WW1 Service 1    Commissioned service 
WW1 Service 1    Called-up to train AIF recruits in August 14 
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.' 
WW2 Service 2    New Guinea 
Career summary 1    major Reserve of Officers  
Career summary 8    course Middle East Tactical School senior Cse 16 Feb 
WW1 Service 15    Served 1/30th Punjabs 
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. 
Date of death1965-12-24  

Background: In 1914 his stated occupation was analytical chemist Education: 'The Grange' Southern Yarra Brighton Grammar Stott annd Hoare Business College Working Mens College; Occupation: Clerk