In Flanders Fields

                     ...the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

                                                        John McCrae
A Canadian doctor who died in Flanders in 1917


This list of Tilbury casualties from the Great War (1914-1918) is reproduced
by courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Name, Rank, Number, Force, Family Died On Age Grave or Memorial

United Kingdom
A. Tilbury
Captain, Royal Field Artillery
08/06/1917 [--] I. I. 1. Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory
A.G.E. Tilbury
Private 20316, Machine Gun Corps (Inf)
07/10/1916 [--] IX. H. 18. Bancourt British Cemetery
Alan Tilbury
Private 235056, Somerset Light Infantry
Son of the late William Tilbury, of Chilbolton, Hants.
Husband of Grace A. Tilbury, of 50, Willow Vale, Shepherd's Bush, London
04/10/1917 36 Panel 41 to 42 and 163A Tyne Cot Memorial
Albert Tilbury
Private G/96854, Middlesex Regiment
24/04/1918 [--] Panel 60 and 61 Pozieres Memorial
Albert John Tilbury
Private 44094, Essex Regiment
Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. A. Tilbury, of The Reeds, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey
08/08/1918 19 Panel 7 Vis-En-Artois Memorial
Alfred George Tilbury
Gunner 297122, Royal Garrison Artillery
Son of Mr. A. Tilbury, of Jubilee Cottage, Naphill, High Wycombe
27/04/1917 [--] IV. H. 4. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun
Archibald Tilbury
Driver 55755, Royal Field Artillery
25/02/1915 [--] 3. Nieuwkerke Churchyard
Arthur Tilbury
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps
From "Roll of War Service, 1914-1919" (pg.57)
(University of London, Officers Training Corp), 1921

"Trained at Guy's Hospital; son of Mr. J. Tilbury of Oakley [Dorset]; drowned in the sinking of the Transylvania on his return from Egypt"
04/05/1917 [--] Savona Memorial
Arthur Eldred Floyd Tilbury
Private 42624, Worcestershire Regiment
28/10/1916 [--] Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C Thiepval Memorial
Arthur William Tilbury
Private SD/742, Royal Sussex Regiment
Son of James and Margaret E. M. Tilbury, of "Hillside", Meonstoke
14/06/1916 26 North-West of church. Meonstoke (St. Andrew) churchyard
Celestine James Tilbury
Leading Stoker K/2836, Royal Navy 'HMS Invincible'
31/05/1916 [--] 17. Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Charles William Tilbury
Private 18851, Royal Berkshire Regiment
15/04/1917 [--] Mikra Memorial
Claud Tilbury
Private G/24440, Middlesex Regiment
Son of George and Mary Tilbury
Husband of Ethel Tilbury, of Gustard Wood, Wheathampstead, Herts.
26/08/1916 27 Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B Thiepval Memorial
David Tilbury
Gunner RMA/5982, Royal Marine Artillery 'HMS Hogue'
Son of David and Sarah Tilbury, of Anthill, Denmead
Husband of Sarah Ann Tilbury, of Anthill Common, Denmead, Hants.
22/09/1914 40 6. Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Edward Charles Tilbury
Private 7221, North Staffordshire Regiment
25/02/1917 [--] Panel 34 Basra Memorial
Frank Edgar Tilbury
Rifleman Z/2945, Rifle Brigade
Son of Esther R. Tilbury, of 23, Addison Rd., Walthamstow, London, and the late Frank Y. Tilbury.
09/05/1915 19 Panel 10 Ploegsteert Memorial
Frederick Tilbury
Private 277337, Durham Light Infantry
Son of James and Jane Tilbury, of Swallowfield
Husband of Jessie Overton Tilbury, of Odiham Rd., Swallowfield, Berks.
11/04/1917 29 II. 10. Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines
G. Tilbury
Private 7034, King's Own Scottish Borderers
05/05/1917 [--] XVIII. H. 10A. Etaples Military Cemetery
George Tilbury
Private 9297, Royal Fusiliers
15/09/1916 [--] Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A Thiepval Memorial
Harry Tilbury
Private 66470, Royal Army Medical Corps
Son of Charles Tilbury, of Seymour Court Cottages, Marlow, Bucks.
Husband of Annie Preece (formerly Tilbury), of The Cottage, Huntercombe, Henley-on-Thames
04/05/1917 35 Savona Memorial
Henry Alexander Philby Tilbury
Rifleman 370689 (2474), London Regt (Post Office Rifles)
Son of Mr. H. W. P. and Mrs. A. P. Tilbury, of 10, Aylett Rd., South Norwood, London
21/05/1916 27 Bay 10 Arras Memorial
Henry Pike Tilbury
Private 33280, Royal Army Medical Corps
Son of Henry and Jane Tilbury, of Bethnal Green
Husband of Elizabeth Ada Tilbury, of 3, New Tysson St., Bethnal Green Rd., London
24/11/1917 41 II. E. 6. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt
Herbert Walter Tilbury
Second Lieutenant, Lincolnshire Regiment
Son of Mr. W. G. Tilbury, of 63, Victoria R South, Southsea, Hants.
Native of Portsmouth
05/09/1918 21 II. A 40. Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension
J. Tilbury
Private 33795, Border Regiment
Son of Mrs F. Connor, of 9, Hogarth Lane, Chiswick, London
21/05/1917 27 I. E. 33. Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux
J.A. Tilbury
Driver 15544, East African Railways
27/11/1917 [--] III. 5. Morogoro Cemetery
J.A. Tilbury
Rifleman 374042, London Regt (Post Office Rifles)
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tilbury, of 35, Patroit Square, Bethnal Green
Husband of Mrs. Daisy Tilbury, of 408, Corfield St., Bethnal Green, London
18/05/1917 36 I. H. 19. Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension
J.H. Tilbury
Rifleman 392806, London Regt (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
31/08/1918 [--] VII. G. 30. FINS NEW British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand
J.R. Tilbury
Private 7476, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Tilbury, of Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Bucks.
04/10/1914 27 I. H. 19. Vailly British Cemetery
J.S. Tilbury
Private 24716, Hampshire Regiment
07/10/1916 [--] V. B. 33. Warlencourt British Cemetery
James Tilbury
Private 14089, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
04/06/1917 34 F. 254. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
James William Percy Tilbury
Corporal 1243, Household Battalion
12/10/1917 [--] Panel 3 Tyne Cot Memorial
Jesse Tilbury
Private 22561, Hampshire Regiment
15/09/1916 [--] Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B Thiepval Memorial
John Edgar Tilbury
Driver 945547, Royal Field Artillery
Son of Alice Tilbury of 28, Warwick RTwickenham, and the late Charles Tilbury
07/02/1919 20 E. C. Q15. Twickenham Parochial Cemetery
L.E. Tilbury
Lance Corporal 202013, Northumberland Fusiliers
11/08/1918 [--] 134. 33718. Highgate Cemetery
Lawrence Albert Tilbury
Private PO/16560, Royal Marine Light Infantry 'HMS Black Prince'
31/05/1916 [--] 22. Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Lionel Tilbury
Private 3575, Dorsetshire Regiment
Son of William and Catherine Tilbury, of Church Farm, Chilbolton, Southampton
Husband of Florence Rosina Tilbury, of 28, Stanford Way, Norbury, London
16/12/1916 38 Face Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial (died in India)
Marcus Edward Tilbury
Serjeant A/454980, Royal Army Service Corps (Canteens)
Son of James Thompson Tilbury and Esther Tilbury, of Sydney
Husband of Maria Theresa Tilbury, of 8, Karori Flats, Elizabeth Bay Rd., Sydney, Australia
[See Clive William - Australia - below]
12/10/1920 45 G. 93. Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
P. Tilbury
Private 1393, Manchester Regiment
12/07/1915 [--] Sp. Mem. B. 70. Redoubt Cemetery, Helles
Richard Tilbury
Private 8952, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Son of James Tilbury, of Penfold Lane, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks.
17/05/1915 26 Panel 26 Le Touret Memorial
Richard William Tilbury
Private 35033, King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Husband of Hilda Tilbury, of 22, Dial St., Burnley
11/12/1918 32 I. E. 7. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2
Robert William Tilbury
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps Horan Div.
Son of Walter George Tilbury, of 63, Victoria R South, Southsea, Hants.
18/03/1918 26 A. 1. 15. Portsmouth (Eastney Or Highland Road) Cemetery
S. Tilbury
Lance Corporal 33277, Hampshire Regiment
21/03/1918 [--] Sp. Mem. 4. Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension
Sidney Tilbury
Rifleman S/13402, Rifle Brigade
18/08/1916 [--] Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C Thiepval Memorial
W. Tilbury
Private 31668, Essex Regiment
Son of William Tilbury, of "Falaise," Alton Park Rd., Alton, Hants.
Born at Gosport
10/10/1916 28 I. AA. 18. Grevillers British Cemetery
W.E. Tilbury
2nd Corporal 518628, Royal Engineers
20/03/1918 [--] F. 4. Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension
W.J. Tilbury
Serjeant 42046, East Surrey Regiment
Son of John and Elizabeth Tilbury
Husband of Catherine Mary Tilbury, of 5, Brackley Rd., Buckingham
Born at Burnham, Bucks.
28/08/1918 39 XIV. B. 28. St. Venant Communal Cemetery
Wilfrid Tilbury
Private PO/16403, Royal Marine Light Infantry
05/06/1916 [--] F. 35. Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery
William George Tilbury
Corporal 30336, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
26/10/1917 [--] Panel 23 to 28 and 163A Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension
William George Tilbury
Serjeant 7776, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Husband of Lilian May Tilbury, of "Selborne", Baring Rd., Beaconsfield, Bucks.
15/10/1915 30 Panel 37 and 39 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
William James Tilbury
Private 9214, East Surrey Regiment
27/03/1918 [--] Panel 44 and 45 Pozieres Memorial
William Penton Arnold Tilbury
Private 241136, East Surrey Regiment
Son of the late William Henry Tilbury and Eliza Tilbury, of 4, Oxford Villas, New Rd., Weybridge, Surrey
01/11/1918 22 Buried in Agra Cantonment Cemetery
Face 15. Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai

Clive William Tilbury
Private 2005, Australian Infantry
Son of James Thompson Tilbury and Esther Tilbury
Native of Sydney
[See Marcus Edward above]
08/08/1915 30 A.I.F Australian 50. Lone Pine Memorial
George Vernon Tilbury
Private 1789, Australian Infantry
Son of David and Annie Tilbury, of Thorndean, Hants. England
30/07/1916 19 A.I.F Australian II. C. 15. Puchevillers British Cemetery

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