INDENTLieutenant David Rhys Cadogan Lloyd, born 1897, Tendring Essex, was 22nd in male descent from Belddyn ap Cynfyn, Prince of Powys and North Wales, joined the Essex Yeomanry, 1914 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant (Temp.) in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (10th Bn), 29 December 1914; served in France and Belgium 1914-16 and was wounded during the Battle of the Somme, Autumn 1916; he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps later that year and Billy Bishop's biographer who mentions Lloyd several times states '...the newcomer was a wiry dark haired youth D.R.C. 'Black' Lloyd. "Good man in a scrap", Fry assured Bishop. And Lloyd proved it the first time Bishop led his flight on a patrol, by bringing down an enemy plane...Lloyd's single burst took the enemy machine's engine and it burst into flames.'
The Squadron Combat Claims 1916-18 give three 'Victories' to Lloyd: 11.5.17, flying Nieuport B1610 DD, an Albatros, at Ecourt-St. Quentin, 15.30pm; 15.6.17 flying the same Nieuport he destroyed an Albatros D00C at 21.00 hours; 16.6.17 in the same aircraft another Albatros D at Monchy-Marquion at 20.30 the report further states 'Lloyd and Riessinger K.I.A. in collision' another reference states '...and Fry fired forty rounds at one EA which was on Lloyd's tail, Rutherford fired 20 rounds at another from close range and also fired twenty rounds at an aircraft diving on Lt. Lloyd. Lloyd was last seen following an EA down to 2,000 ft and his Nieuport collided with an Albatros flown by Vfw Robert Riessinger of Jasta 12. Both pilots were killed...' Bishop's biographer states later in the book... 'Next day Lloyd was killed in a fight with two Albatros Scouts east of Monchy le Preux. Bishop was deeply affected. It was the first fatality...since Bloody April.. Bishop's state of mind changed abruptly from impatience at the enemy's activity to hatred for the Germans who had killed his friend. That night he wrote to Margaret, "I am thoroughly downcast tonight. The Huns got Lloyd today, such a fine fellow too, and one of our best pilots." After Lloyd's death, some of his zest for the chase went out of Bishop...'