Did your ancestor work in the insurance market when he enlisted to fight in the First World War? These are the records and photographs of men from Lloyd’s of London who died during the First World War. Discover your ancestor’s rank, regiment and if he received any awards during his service.
Each name will have two records. The first record is their entry in the memorial role. The second record is their portrait. The records will display both a transcript and an image. In each transcript, you will find
Category – The records are categorised by the individual’s role at Lloyd’s of London. The roles include members, subscribers, associates, and substitutes and representatives. The records categorised as portraits indicate that the record is a portrait of the individual.
The images will give you additional information about your ancestor and most include a portrait. Each entry will include a combination of the following information:
Cause of death
Within weeks of war being declared on 4 August 1914, hundreds of men from Lloyd’s of London mobilised for the war effort. Many of them joined the London regiments, such as the London rifle Brigade or the London Scottish. Lloyd’s also had a strong connection to the Territorial Army. By the end of the war over 2,000 men from Lloyd’s of London served in the military. The Lloyd’s of London Memorial Roll is a tribute to those who lost their lives during the conflict. The records include 216 names with portraits.
Lloyd’s insurance started around 1688 at Lloyd’s Coffee House, a place popular with ship owners, merchants and sailors. Edward Lloyd owned the coffee shop and he kept his customers posted with the latest shipping. Insurance deals were often discussed and an association soon formed. Shortly thereafter, Lloyd’s of London insurance market was established. Edward Lloyd was also a part of the creation of Lloyd’s Register of ships and Lloyd’s News, London’s first newspaper.
Records have been reproduced by courtesy of the Trustees of the Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ