Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SGT Norman Jackson Lloyd

courtesy of Erin Proctor
SGT Norman Jackson Lloyd was born 8 Jul 1917 in Clarke County, Virginia the third of five children of Lawrence Jackson and Louise Elizabeth (Carroll) Lloyd. His father worked as a dairy farm manager and hired hand. In 1940, Norman was working for the state of Virginia "on state land" and reported a 1939 income of $420. 

Norman was drafted in May 1941.  After basic training, he married Ruth Estelle Saunders on 25 Aug 1941. Norman was sent to England and assigned to Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion 116th Infantry where he served as "field wire chief". He trained with the unit for the amphibious assault which was to take place as part of the invasion of France on 6 Jun 1944.  T5 Lloyd continued to serve with the unit through the fighting in the hedgerows helping to ensure land line communications with higher headquarters. He was promoted to SGT on 18 Aug 1944. SGT Lloyd was wounded on 30 Aug 1944 and evacuated to hospital. He died of his wound(s) on 31 Aug 1944.

SGT Lloyd is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.

Ruth and Norman had no children together.  In 1946, Ruth re-married and had 4 children with her second husband.  She died in 2014.

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