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  • 18050 Private Thomas Tilley was killed in action during his companies raid on an enemy trench. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Visited, photo taken, wreath laid by John Morse
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Linton Derbyshire
He was nephew of Matthew and Fanny Tilley. In 1911 they lived at 4 Mayfield Street Kirkby in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
Coal miner - hewer
18 Jun 1918
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1770796 - CWGC Website
18050
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Thomas Tilley served in Gallipoli and Egypt before returning to France on July 1 1916. He fought in the Battle of Thiepval and Messines, 3rd Ypres (August and October 1917). At 7 am on 18 June 1918 the battalion mounted a large raid on the enemy trenches, with a party of five officers and 160 other ranks. The raid was a complete success and the men returned in the evening with seven prisoners and a machine gun. The casualties were relatively light but one was Thomas and along with 2/Lt Hudson MC he is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. John Morse
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  • 18050 Private Thomas Tilley was killed in action during his companies raid on an enemy trench. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Visited, photo taken, wreath laid by John Morse
    Thomas Tilley name on Memorial - 18050 Private Thomas Tilley was killed in action during his companies raid on an enemy trench. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Visited, photo taken, wreath laid by John Morse