TILSON, ALBERT

Birthdate
Birthplace
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of William and Mary Hill Tilson of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Hockey player and Electrician apprentice
Service number
C/l21348
Engagement
1943-05-27, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-07-23, France
Date of death
1944-10-27
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row D | Grave 12
Military grave
Additional info

1943-08-19
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.

1944-04-03
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.

Overseas on June 18, 1944.

Assigned to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada on July 26, 1944.

To be Lance Corporal on August 28, 1944.

Killed in action during the liberation of Oostburg, Netherlands.

Both brothers 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.

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 27, 1944:
OOSTBURG, Netherlands 04021125 (Nieuwstraat, Oostburg)

Reveille – Cloudy and cool with fair wind.

1515 One P.O.W. From 301 FLAK bn, brought in by “D” Coy. He had been left behind to listen fro “PANZERWAGENS” and had been cut off. He produced a mouth organ and gave us an organ recital which was quite good but fate in the shape of Bde PW Cage at last took him from us.

1600 “A” Coy moved ahead.

1800 24 PW’s brought in by “A” Coy and 29 by “B”

2000 O Gp at Bde.

2339 O Gp at BnHQ. Our Arty and Mortars were busy all night.

TILSON, ALBERT
SOURCE: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA
Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.