He was the son of Major John Lloyd, of the 46th Regiment of Foot, who had been aide-de-camp to General Sir Henry Clinton during the American War of Independence, and Corbetta, daughter of the Venerable George Holcombe, Archdeacon of Carmarthen.
Lloyd joined the Royal Artillery as a second-lieutenant on 6 March 1795. He was promoted to first-lieutenant on 18 June 1796; to captain-lieutenant on 12 September 1803; to second-captain on 19 July 1804; to captain on 22 October 1806 and to brevet major on 4 June 1814.
After commanding his eponymous brigade at the Battle of Waterloo, Lloyd died in Brussels on 29 July 1815 as a result wounds received in the battle.
His name is inscribed on a plaque to the dead of the artillery inside St. Joseph's Church in Waterloo.
- Dalton 1904, p. 224.
- Philippart 1820, p. 261.
- "The Waterloo Campaign: The British momuument". http://napoleon-monuments.eu/Napoleon1er/1815WaterlooEvere_EN.htm#1. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
- Bromley & Bromley 2015, p. 569.
- Bromley, Janet; Bromley, David (2015). Wellington's Men Remembered Volume 2: A Register of Memorials to Soldiers who Fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo - Volume II: M to Z. Pen and Sword. ISBN 978-1-4738-5768-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=n0euCAAAQBAJ.
- Dalton, Charles (1904). The Waterloo roll call. With biographical notes and anecdotes. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode. https://archive.org/details/waterloorollcall00daltuoft.
- Philippart, John (1820). The Royal Military Calendar or Army Service and Commission Book. V. https://archive.org/details/royalmilitaryca04goog.
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