|Sir Charles Loyd|
|Born||12 February 1891|
|Died||11 November 1973|
|Years of service||1910 – 1947|
|Commands held||Coldstream Guards
1st Guards Brigade
2nd Infantry Division
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Henry Loyd was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1910. He served in the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross and Croix de Guerre. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards in 1929, and was promoted to regimental commander in 1932. In 1934, he became a General Staff Officer at the War Office, moving on to be a Brigadier on the General Staff of the British Troops in Egypt in 1936. In 1938, he was appointed Commander of 1st Guards Brigade.
He also served during the Second World War being appointed GOC of 2nd Division in 1939. His Division formed part of the British Expeditionary Force and was withdrawn from France in the Dunkirk evacuation. In 1941, he took command of GHQ Home Forces before moving on to be General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Command in 1942. His last appointment was as Major-General commanding the Brigade of Guards and General Officer Commanding London District in 1944, a post from which he retired in 1947.
- Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke, War Diaries 1939-1945 (University of California Press, 2003), at page 137
- The London Gazette: . 2 September 1910. Retrieved 14 October 2009.
- The London Gazette: . 25 September 1917. Retrieved 14 October 2009.
- Order of Battle
- The London Gazette: . 11 May 1954. Retrieved 14 October 2009.
- Auction: Lot 41: Jacob More, 1740 - 1793 The Rape of Deianera; and Rest on the Flight to Egypt a pair, oil on canvas, laid down on board, oval
|General Officer Commanding the 2nd Division
Sir Harold Alexander
|GOC-in-C Southern Command
Sir William Morgan
Sir Arthur Smith
|GOC London District
Sir John Marriott