TO THE MEMORY OF

                              SUB LIEUTENANT John Lloyd Atkins 

                                    R N V R  Anson Battalion R N D



As this page heading states , it is dedicated to the memory of,

Temporary Sub Lieutenant John Lloyd Atkins R N V R Anson Battalion,

                                           R N D,

                              I recently acquired his


   the  reason its not a Royal Naval one is quite simple to explain,

          in 1916 the R N D came under the control of the Army

the images below are of the book its self and his service record card/s

also included are various other images dispersed in amongst the ,

records etc........

According to the 1911 census his mother Sarah Ann Agness Atkins lived

at Gillifaelog cottage and  John had that,

as his permanent address when he signed on

Allthough this isn't John Lloyd

this is how a ,

typical R N D Sub -Lieutenant,

would have been dressed .

The image above shows a platoon of c company Anson Battalion from that  period  The one below shows the ,

Y M C A at blandford the  YMCA were one of the few,

civillion orgainisations allowed on a miltary base .                           

The images below show part of the town + the iron & steelworks at Dowlais and a view of a typical  street  in the town of the same period.