Owen Edward Pennefather Lloyd

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Sir
Owen Edward Pennefather Lloyd
VC KCB
Victoria Cross Medal without Bar.png
Born (1854-01-01)1 January 1854
County Roscommon, Ireland
Died 5 July 1941(1941-07-05) (aged 87)
St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex
Buried at Kensal Green Cemetery
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Major-General
Unit Royal Army Medical Corps
Battles/wars Kachin Hills Expedition
Awards

Sir Owen Edward Pennefather Lloyd VC KCB (1 January 1854 – 5 July 1941) was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Details[edit]

Lloyd was born in County Roscommon. He was 39 years old, and a Surgeon Major in the Army Medical Service (later Royal Army Medical Corps), British Army during the Kachin Hills Expedition, Burma when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 6 January 1893, during the Kachin Expedition, Burma (now Myanmar), while an attack was in progress on Fort Sima, Surgeon Major Lloyd went, with an Indian NCO to the assistance of the commanding officer who was wounded. Surgeon Major Lloyds then stayed with the officer while the NCO went back to fetch further help in carrying the wounded man back to the fort, where he died a few minutes later. The enemy were within 10 to 15 paces during this time, keeping up a heavy fire, and Surgeon Major Lloyd was wounded while returning to the fort.[1]

Further information[edit]

Later Sir Owen after being awarded a KCB.[2] He later achieved the rank of major general. He died St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, 5 July 1941.

The medal[edit]

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Army Medical Services Museum (Aldershot, England).

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26472. p. 1. 2 January 1894. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  2. ^ Edinburgh Gazette

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