Bertram Lloyd

Ernest Bertram Lloyd (1881–1944) was born on 14 May 1881. He was active in the Humanitarian Movement and founded the National Society for the Abolition of Cruel Sports. In his free time he was a keen field naturalist. In 1938 Bertram Lloyd married Sylvia Colenso in Cardiganshire. He died on 9th June, 1944.

Bertram Lloyd was a member of the Humanitarian League and was a close friend of Henry S. Salt, both men shared similar interests. Salt’s book The Call of the Wildflower was dedicated to “To My Friends W. J. JUPP and E. BERTRAM LLOYD.” Bertram edited “The Great Kinship: An Anthology of Humanitarian Poetry” (Allen & Unwin 1921) which featured two poems by Henry Salt. Lloyd read out Salt’s self-penned funeral address.

He was the Honorary Secretary of the National Society for the Abolition of Cruel Sports (N.S.A.C.S.). His contribution to the humanitarian movement was acknowledged in “Bertram Lloyd, Humanitarian and Pioneer” by Samuel J. Looker and “In Memoriam Bertram Lloyd—1881-1944” by Robert B. Benson (From the Transactions of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society and Field Club, Vol. XXII, Part 3, 1945).

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