Completed Basic Training at C.A.(B)T.C. #31, Cornwall, Ontario in August, 1943. His Basic Training record is good. Tilson seems to possess the necessary qualities to become a good Officer after he has had more Military experience. L. Newman, Lieutenant.
Completed Basic Training at C.A.(B)T.C. #31, Cornwall.
Attended School of Instruction, Qualified Q-2.
M.F.M. 6,1 minor entery.
An alert young man of good appearance and average intelligence. Was considered suitable prospect for O.S.A.C. but he is anxious to proceed Overseas as soon as possible, and not take the time to go through for Officer Training. Has two brothers Overseas whom he wishes to join. Has an excellent attitude towards the Army and should be observed for promotion.
Reliable and conscientious type who should prove to be an excellent soldier prospect.
Examination of the foregoing and interview indicate suitability for Overseas service in Infantry (Others) operational. L.E. Browning, Lieutenant.
Killed in action during the liberation of Oostburg, Netherlands.
Both brother are not reported as war dead. William Tilson served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and Henry Tilson with the R.C.A.F. 168 Squadron.
Fallen buddies: The list of names from these soldiers are those that were temporary buried (military grave) on the same location before they eventually were reburied at the Adegem War Cemetery in Belgium.
There might be an age difference between the profile and headstone. The age on the profile comes from the soldier's service records. It's well known that some lied about their age.
Military grave coordinations are not always spot on, but pretty accurate to the map references in the soldier's service records.
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers and other volunteers. Thank you!