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William John Lloyd (2 December 1778 – 29 July 1815) was a British Army officer wounded at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18 1815.

Biography[]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[1]

His name is inscribed on a plaque to the dead of the artillery inside St. Joseph's Church in Waterloo.[3]

Lloyd is one of the soldiers commemorated on the British Waterloo Campaign Monument in Brussels Cemetery, although he was 37 at the time of his death, not 35 as inscribed.[4]

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