Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Second Lieutenant Alan Herbert Tilley

In G. K. Rose’s book, The Story of 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry it mentions that Second Lieutenant Tilley* died following the attack that was initiated on Good Friday, 6th April 1917. The details below are from the War Graves Commission

* Please note that his surname is spelled Tilly in Rose’s book.

Please see: The Good Friday Attack of 6th April 1917

Initials: A H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 10/04/1917
Additional information: Son of John W. and S. Annie Tilley, of The Knoll, Northwood, Middx.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 21.
From April to June, 1917, No.21 Casualty Clearing Station was at Nesle, and the dead from it were buried in a plot near the West corner of the Communal Cemetery, between two German plots. One interesting note is that Wilfred Owen was once treated at the hospital in Nesle within months of Tilley dieing there.

I would love to gain more information about Second Lieutenant Tilley.

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