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Lloyd, Eric Gayford

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Birth Date: 1 January 1918 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 3 June 2003 (Peregian Beach, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Henry Lloyd and Edith (nee Gayford)

Family: Bridie Ross on 8 August 1943, 2 sons

Education: State Commercial High School, Brisbane

Religion: Church of England


Real estate agent, Coolum Beach, since 1972; Private Secretary to Premier of Queensland, 1946 to 1951; Reporter, State Reporting Bureau, 1934 to 1946

Official Awards: Mr Lloyd was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the battle of Tobruk while a navigator with the RAAF 458 Squadron

Military Service: Pilot, 32 Squadron in the Pacific, 1943; Served RAAF, Flight Lieutenant in the United Kingdom and the Middle East, 1940; Navigator, RAAF 458 Squadron, Tobruk

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Kedron 14 Apr 1951 27 May 1972 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Deputy Opposition Leader 1957 1966

Additional Information

Notes: In parliament he worked to establish the development of housing in the Grovely and Stafford areas of his electorate and for the expansion of schools at Mitchelton, Everton and Grovel;. Founding Vice-President, Queensland 100 Social Bowls Club, 1963 to 1967; Member, Parliamentary Bowls Club; President and Life Member, Gaythorne RSL and Services Club

Sources: Image sourced from C Lack, Three decades of Queensland political history, 1929-1960 (1962); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 8 August 2017]