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Sergeant 1638 Joseph Edwin Tillson, DCM

D Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action, France and Flanders, 3rd September 1916, aged 26

  • Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier & Face 9A, 9B and 10B
  • Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War and Victory Medals
  • Husband of Ellen Tilson [nee Gardener]. Married March 1916 at Atherstone
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Atherstone

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  • Born Jul Qtr 1890 at Atherstone
  • Lived at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield [1911]
  • Employed as a Regular Soldier [1911]
  • Enlisted 24 May 1910
  • Served in India and Malta before WW1

    DCM Citation in London Gazette

    For Gallantry on 16 May 1915 at Festubert in continually going over the parapet of trenches and carrying wounded men under heavy shell fire. He showed great bravery and devotion to duty.

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