237 Evelyn Lloyd – Photo Collection

C04119
Lemnos, Greece. October 1915. 1st Section and 2nd Section of 1st Field Company Engineers arriving from Anzac for a spell crossing the shallow arm of Mudros Harbour towards Sarpi Camp. In this way a march of about two miles was saved. Left to right: Spr 108 Walter Stallard, Corporal 66 Norman Masters, Spr 14 Edmond Banks; unidentified; Spr Cole; Spr 176 William Harvey; unidentified; Spr Pat Murray; Spr Roberts; unidentified. (Donor E. G. Lloyd) AWM C04119

The Evelyn Lloyd Collection is a series of photos donated to the Australian War Memorial.  The selection of photos in the public domain are a generous pictorial of the 1st Field Company Engineers. Evelyn had a keen eye for photography, always trying to capture as much in the frame as possible, and showing a particular interest in transport and structures, clearly not your typical tourist. He captures camp life in Egypt and later Lemnos Island 1915, and glimpses of troop and transport movement in Tel el Kebir, North Egypt and Serapeum in early 1916.

It is likely that more photos of Evelyn’s are in the AWM as the official war historian Charles E.W Bean used and acknowledged a photo taken by Evelyn Lloyd in his book, “The Story of ANZAC – Volume II”  attached to Chapter 11 “The German Officers Trench”, an important chapter in the history of the 1st FCE.

237 (713) Evelyn Lloyd was 31  years old, an electrical engineer , born in Liverpool England, and possibly living in Paddington, Sydney, when he enlisted.

Evelyn’s record  shows he served continuously at Gallipoli,  neither sick or wounded.  He was later wounded in action in France on the 23rd July 1916 , a gun shot wound to the buttocks.

 

After his recovery  he was then attached as a draftsman to the 1st FCE and temporarily at the base post office in London. In April 1918 he rejoined his unit in the field and would return to Australia on the “Devon”on the 24th November 1918.

Very little is known about Evelyn after he returned to Australia. It appears he never married and remained a single man working as a Civil Engineer and living in North Sydney up until his final years which were spent in the Narrabeen War Veterans Home.

Evelyn Died in 1963,  age 79.

Evelyn left us a great legacy with a photographic history of the war that helps add so much to the story of the originals 1st FCE.   He had a keen eye, always trying to capture as much in the frame as possible, showing a particular interest in transport and structures, clearly not your typical tourist. Evelyn also captured the original ANZAC photo bomber – see the Bob Lundy story.

One of his most telling photo’s ( see above pic.) is of the sappers returning to Lemnos Island from Gallipoli and walking across the shallow water. Evelyn captured the image of a tired looking troop of men, with heads down,  walking slowly and freely enjoying the open space, a simple luxury not afforded to them while at Gallipoli. This photo from the collection also identifies other originals Stallard, Masters, Banks and Harvey.

Sadly with all the photos and historic moments Evelyn has captured for us to gaze and wonder…. a single photo of Evelyn Lloyd eludes us…….. this is the missing link to his story.  Evelyn’s own story is available to read……….click here

 

The Evelyn Lloyd Collection

Courtesy – Australian War Memorial

C04148
Serapeum, Egypt. March 1916. No. 67 light gauge railway petrol engine and wagon no. 256. Army Service Corps camp tents in background. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04144
Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. February 1916. Limber wagon used to cart tools, bringing two barrels of beer for 1st Field Company Engineers Sergeants’ Mess. On the right is Sergeant Tom Newson. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04147
Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. 14 February 1916. Company of 1st Field Company Engineers moving from Tel el Kebir for Serapeum have difficulty in starting the heavily loaded pontoon wagon in the sand. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04146
The transport and horse lines of an Australian 1st Field Company Engineering Unit, in Egypt.

 

C04142
Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. January 1916. Native house or store near Tel el Kebir with typical flat roof. 1st Division tents are in the background. (Donor E. G. Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers)

 

C04140
Serapeum, Egypt. March 1916. New Zealand Light Horse starting off from Serapeum Camp to do patrol duty in forward area. (Donor E. G. Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers)

 

C04139
Serapeum, Egypt. c. 1 March 1916. Light gauge railway petrol driven engine taking load of railway lines for extension of railway. This railway ran parallel with the road from the Suez Canal at Serapeum at right angles with the canal for a distance of several miles into the desert to our front line. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04138
Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. January 1916. Drivers of 1st Field Company Engineers watering their horses. Tel el Kebir and railway in background on right. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04137
Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. January 1916. Graves of the British soldiers who were killed in the Tel el Kebir Battle of 1882. (Donor E. G. Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers)

 

C04136
Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. January 1916. General view of 18 pounder Battery returning from general inspection. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04135
Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. February 1916. General view of 1st Field Company Engineers (sappers only) on parade. On extreme right is seen the frame of a hut which is being erected. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04134
Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. February 1916. General view of an Egyptian market place and cafe in the native quarter. (Donor E. G. Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers)

 

29 Clarence Robert Collie Lundy " Bob"
Lemnos, Greece. October 1915. Five natives from Egypt laying pipe line during the operations at Gallipoli. At the back on the right is Corporal 29 Clarence Robert Collie Lundy “Bob” Lundy, 1st Field Engineers. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04133
Soldiers resting, probably at Tel el Kebir, North Egypt. This image is from the collection of E G Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers

 

C04131
At sea. 24 December 1915. Machine gun and crew wearing lifebelts on board the transport ?Saeonia, going from Lemnos, Greece to Alexandria, Egypt. (Donor E. G. Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers)

 

C04130
Lemnos, Greece. 7 November 1915. British destroyer in Mudros Harbour returning from Anzac. (Donor E. G. Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers)

 

C04126
Lemnos, Greece. October 1915. Large water condensing plant in course of erection for drinking water supply during the operations at Gallipoli. (Donor E. G. Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers)

 

 

C04125
Lemnos, Greece. October 1915. Sarpi Camp from across the lagoon during the operations at Gallipoli. People from 1st Brigade are seen wading across the lagoon. This saved a walk of about four miles. (Donor E. G. Lloyd, 1st Field Company Engineers)

 

 

C04124
Lemnos, Greece. October 1915. Bluejackets from British battleship ashore near Sarpi Camp to play football. Portion of field hospital seen on right background during the operations at Gallipoli. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

 

C04123
Lemnos, Greece. October 1915. Field hospital at East Mudros during the operations at Gallipoli. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04122
Tel el Kebir, Egypt. c. 1 February 1916. Portion of 1st Infantry Brigade returning to camp from general inspection. Huts in background are made of wooden framework covered with grass matting. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04121
October 1915 – Interior of a Greek church near Sarpi. In a row of small paintings at the top, the third from the left was stolen. (Donor E. G. Lloyd)

 

C04150
Serapeum, Egypt. c. 7 March 1916. Egyptian native troops at the railway station. (Donor E. G. Lloyd

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