Willie enlisted on 11th October 1915. He was 20 years and 5 months old, and was living at 1 Woodlands Avenue, Bradford Road, Stanningley, Leeds at the time. On 19th December 1915 he was posted to serve on the Hospital Ship 'Dunluce Castle', then entered the war in Egypt. On 18th February 1916, Willie went to sick parade complaining of a headache, heaviness in both legs, and of feeling dizzy on standing. His condition gradually became worse and he died of acute myelitis. The ship was en route to Malta. He was buried at sea. Willie was the son of Walter and Mary Lloyd of 1 Woodland's Avenue Bradford Rd, Stanningley, Leeds.