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Horatio Lloyd, 22nd (Cheshire) Company Imperial Yeomanry 3 months 3 weeks ago #62687

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Also Trooper Percy Williams, who had served in the American Army during the Spanish–American War of 1898.

Three young men, natives of the town of Holywell, have volunteered and been duly accepted in the Cheshire Yeomanry for active service. They are Trooper Percy Williams, stepson of Mr T. Griffiths (Vice-chairman of the Holywell Urban Council), Canton House; Trooper Horatio Lloyd, son of the late Mr Robert Lloyd, Albert House, and Plas Coch, Ysceifiog; and Trooper Robert Richardson, son of Mr Raymond Richardson, Well-street. Trooper Williams was a volunteer in the American Army, during the Hispano-American War, and Trooper Richardson has been bugler in the Holywell Company 2nd Vol. Batt. R.W.F. since childhood. He has since received his stripe as Lance-corporal.
Flintshire Observer and News, Thursday 22nd March 1900

On Saturday evening last, a most enthusiastic meeting was held at the Assembly Hall, for the purpose of giving a public "send-off" to three young men, natives of Holywell, who have joined the Cheshire Yeomanry for service in South Africa. The three young men are Lance-Corporal R. Richardson (son of Mr Raymond Richardson, Well-street), late bugler in the Holywell Company, 2nd Vol. Batt. R. W. Fus.; Trooper Percy Williams (stepson of Mr Thomas Griffiths, Canton House); and Trooper Horatio Lloyd (son of the late Mr Robert Lloyd, and of Mrs Lloyd, Albert House). The trio returned from Chester, where they had been in training, on Saturday evening, and at seven o'clock the Welsh Flannel Mills Silver Band (under Bandmaster T. L. Steele) assembled and played "The soldiers of the Queen" and other selections in the street. At half-past seven the meeting was held in the Assembly Hall, which was simply packed...…….The Chairman having given the three young men hearty wishes for their future success presented each, on behalf odf their friends, with a handsome silver cigarette case, cigarette holders and packets of cigarettes and tobacco.
Flintshire Observer and News, Thursday 29th March 1900

On Saturday, 3rd inst., at St. James' Episcopal Church, Chicago, the marriage was celebrated of Mr. Horatio Lloyd, of Chicago, sixth son of the late Mr. Robert Lloyd, Albert House, and of Plas Coch, Ysceifiog, and Mrs. Lloyd, Bryn Siriol, Holywell, and Miss Mary Esther Tanner, daughter of the late Mr. Henry S. Tanner, of Paris (U.S.A.)……Following the wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd make their home in Chicago…..….Mr. Horatio Lloyd served with the Cheshire Infantry throughout the Boer War, and was awarded a medal which was presented to him by the King when the Canadian troops returned from the war.
Flintshire Observer and News, Thursday 22nd October 1914

The men of the 22nd Company, including Horatio Lloyd, received their medals on Friday 26th July 1901. Percy Williams may well have been the E. Williams, of Holywell, who was also present, but Robert Richardson wasn't listed as being there.

The deceased father, Henry S. Tanner, is interred at Edgar Cemetery, Paris, Illinois. www.findagrave.com/memorial/196729429/henry-s-tanner

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