Owen EP Lloyd VC. KCB

Owen Edward Pennefather Lloyd (01/01/1854 – 05/07/1941) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Kachin Hills Expedition in Burma.

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 26472, Page: 1 reads:

“Army Medical Staff, Surgeon – Major Owen Edward Pennefather Lloyd.

During the attack on the Sima Post by Kachins, on the 6th January last, Surgeon-Major Lloyd on hearing that the Commanding Officer, Captain Morton (who had left the fort to visit a picket about 80 yards distant) was wounded, at once ran out to his assistance under a close and heavy fire, accompanied by Subadar Matab Singh.

On reaching the wounded Officer, Surgeon-Major Lloyd sent Subadar Matab Singh back for further assistance, and remained with Captain Morton till the Subadar returned with five men of the Magwe Battalion of Military Police, when he assisted in carrying Captain Morton back-to the fort, where that Officer died a few minutes afterwards.

he enemy were within ten or fifteen paces keeping up a heavy fire which killed three men of the picket, and also Bugler Purna Singh. This man accompanied Captain Morton from the fort, showed great gallantry in supporting him in his arms when wounded, and was shot while helping to carry him back to the fort.

(The Native Officer and five sepoys above alluded to have been awarded the Order of Merit.)”

His grave may be found at Kensal Green Cemetery in London.

Sir Owen EP Lloyd VC 01/01/1854 - 05/07/1941 Kensall Green Cemetery

Grave Inscription

Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

There is a commemorative plaque at the National Memorial Arboretum erected in his memory.

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