Tilly, Gerald

Date of birth:
September 6th, 1897
Service number:
90922
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

In 1944 he was appointed to command the 4th Bn The Dorset Regiment in 43 (Wessex) Division and was captured in the advance to Arnhem in September 1944. For his gallantry and leadership in this operation, Colonel Tilly was awarded the DSO.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1944
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
East Surrey Regiment
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