Having served with the Staffordshire Yeomanry, George Lawrence Lloyd transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was posted to 60 Squadron in April 1917. Flying Nieuport scouts, he scored four victories before he was reassigned to 40 Squadron as a flight commander. With this squadron, he scored four more victories before the war ended. Lloyd was married to Martha Boswell, one of the Boswell Sisters singing trio of the 1930s.
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) George Lawrence Lloyd, Yeo., and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Single-handed, he attacked three enemy machines, one of which he brought down out of control. On another occasion he attacked four enemy machines, one of which he brought down in a steep dive. He has brought down many other enemy machines and taken part in numerous combats, displaying magnificent gallantry and skill on all occasions.