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Major Tilston receives Heroes Welcome

Major Tilston receives Heroes Welcome

Major Frederick Tilston V.C. receives a Heroes Welcome upon return to Canada.

Major Tilston awarded Victoria Cross

Major Tilston awarded Victoria Cross

Major Frederick Tilston awarded Victoria Cross at Buckingham Palace.

Major Tilston earns Victoria Cross

Major Tilston earns Victoria Cross

Major Tilston earned the Victoria Cross for bravery in action on March 1, 1945.

Prisoner of War

Prisoner of War

Little could be done at the Dieppe hospital. As German Prisoners of War, the men were loaded into train boxcars for an overnight journey to a large hospital in Rouen, France for treatment by German doctors. Mr. Gorman’s friend, Ted Broadbent, accompanied him. He speaks of his friend’s kindness to the injured, refusing to tell anyone of his own injury which eventually resulted in Broadbent’s hospitalization in Germany.

Finding Safe Shelter on the Beaches of Dieppe

Finding Safe Shelter on the Beaches of Dieppe

Feeling very vulnerable during the Dieppe Raid in the open space of the beach, it was decided to try to take refuge behind one of the nearby disabled tanks.

Regiment Moves Into Town of Dieppe

Regiment Moves Into Town of Dieppe

As the morning of the Dieppe Raid wore on, one of the platoons managed to enter the town of Dieppe.

On the Beach at Dieppe

On the Beach at Dieppe

Landing on the beach at 5:20 a.m., on August 19, 1942, Mr. Gorman oversees the set-up of radio communication equipment. The heavy rain from mortar fire results in a serious injury to his arm.

Boarding a Ship for Dieppe

Boarding a Ship for Dieppe

Mr. Gorman continues his account of the events that took him to the beach at Dieppe, France. He’s aboard the ship Leopold sailing from a port in Southampton, England.

Day of Dieppe Raid Starts Early

Day of Dieppe Raid Starts Early

Early in the moring of August 19, 1942, events began to unfold that would lead to the Dieppe Raid. Mr. Gorman was asleep in his bed.

POW in Germany

POW in Germany

As a Prisoner of War in the Rouen hospital, Mr. Gorman continues the story of his treatment there and his subsequent move to a POW camp located in Eastern Germany.

Dispatch Rider Risky Job

Dispatch Rider Risky Job

Mr. Gorman served as a dispatch rider for a period of time while stationed at Aldershot in England. He was asked to explain the high casualty numbers among dispatch riders while still some distance from the actual war front.

Meeting His Future Wife in England

Meeting His Future Wife in England

Now in England, stationed at Aldershot, Mr. Gorman tells how he met his future wife, Gwen, at a neighbouring town’s firehall dance.

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