Tilbury, Augustus

The son of Edward and Esther Tilbury, he was born in Southampton and was one of three brothers, all of whom were Quiristers. At the outbreak of war he was in America, but returned home immediately and enlisted in the 1st Hampshire Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery. He afterwards gained a commission, being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant from 5th September 1915. He served initially with a London Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery but for many months before his death was with a Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, RFA. He fell at Bullecourt on 8th June 1917 during action on the Hindenburg Line. He lies in grave I.I.1 of the Mory Abbey Military Cemetery and is commemorated on his parents’ grave in Southampton Old Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Tilbury
  • Forenames or initials: Augustus
  • House: Quirister
  • Years in School: 1896-1903
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 5th March 1887
  • Date of Death: 8th June 1917
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: MORY ABBEY CEMETERY, MORY: Grave I.I.1