Emma was born on 17th July 1880 in Lees, the youngest of six children to Abraham and Eleanor Bancroft, and grew up with a family of mill workers, who all worked in the local mills.
On 19 June 1939 the Guernsey local paper published announcements that plans were well in hand to evacuate all the children from the island, telling parents to go to their schools that evening to register, and to prepare to send the children away the next day. Some schools asking that the child and their suitcase be brought so it could be checked.Teachers were told they were expected to travel with their children bringing assistants to help, mothers volunteered.
Some schools decided to relocate in total whereas others had their children scattered amongst local schools all over England, Scotland and Wales. 5,000 schoolchildren evacuated from Guernsey and 1,000 stayed with 12 teachers
|Lloyd in the 1930's|
|Lloyd in 1945|
[I am grateful to Lloyd Ozanne for allowing me to use part of his autobiography in this article]