Much of the information contained on this website has been drawn from the excellent guidebook to St Cynllo's written by Rev. Brian Whatmore - this lovingly written and scholarly guide is highly recommended for those who would like to learn more about the history of this beautiful Church.
Copies of the guidebook
are available at the
Marteine Kemes Arundel LLOYD
Captain: 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards
Marteine was the only son of Sir Marteine Owen Mowbray Lloyd, 2nd Bart, and Katherine Helena Lloyd (nee Dennistoun) of Bronwydd, Henllan. His father was the only Lord Marcher in Britain, and Marteine was his sole heir. He was educated at New Forest, Bournemouth, and at Eton, before being commissioned into the Grenadier Guards.
Marteine landed in France on 4 October 1914, and joined his battalion, the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, at Ypres. The battalion was attached to the 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division, and took part in the Battle of Mons, and retreating southwards, fought at the Affair of Landrecies, the Rearguard Actions of Villers-Cotterets, and at the Battle of the Marne where the German offensive was stopped. The Germans retreated north, and the British Expeditionary Force met them, fighting at the Battle of the Aisne. The 2nd Division were then moved to Flanders, where they fought at the First Battle of Ypres, when the German sweep through Flanders was stopped. Marteine was wounded at Ypres in October 1914, and was mistakenly reported as being killed.
He went back to France in January 1916, rejoining his battalion at Loos. By now the battalion was attached to the Guards Division, and in July 1916 the Division moved to the Somme, where they fought at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. Marteine was killed in action at Flers on 15 September 1916.
He was 26 years old, and is buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.
(Information extracted, with kind permission of Steve John, from the West Wales Memorial Project website)
War grave images courtesy of ‘The War Graves Photographic Project’
Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.
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Bronwydd mansion - C1960
The magnificent West window of the church
Dedicated on Dec 10th 1919 in memory of Marteine Kemes Arundel Lloyd (hence the appearance of his patron, St Martin, and not just because he is a soldier saint)
A Three-light window by A L Moore & Son - A kneeling figure in armour offers up his sword and receives the crown of life from an angel, with the standing figures of the two soldier saints, St George, and St Martin in the outer lights. Two further angels below with the text 'Faithful unto death'.