These two Pendlebury miners were my grandfather's brothers and both served in WW1 (not that successfully) particularly in the case of one of them (only lasted a couple of weeks). I have their service records if anyone is interested. No photos sadly.
JR Lloyd 19206 Kings Regt Liverpool
W Lloyd 397573/ 41709 / 58418 (first two crossed out) Lancashire Fusiliers later transferred
Yes,John Robert Lloyd enlisted in Sept 1914 and was only 5 feet 2. He was discharged as "unlikely to make an efficient soldier" after less than a month. What is strange is that he went on to become an all-England wrestling champion.
Wallace Lloyd was very short, only 4 foot 10 but joined up in 1917 with the Lancs Fusiliers. He was transferred to labour corps. His record shows he had a bout of scabies which was probably pretty common.
Both worked as colliers in Pendlebury and were clearly malnourished!