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 Arthur Walderne St. Clair Tisdall

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Arthur Walderne St. Clair Tisdall

Birth
Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
Death 6 May 1915 (aged 24)
Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
Memorial Site* Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot No Known Grave; name is listed at Panel 8 to 15.
Memorial ID 10687645 View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bombay, India, he served as a Sub-Lieutenant in the 13 Platoon, D Company, Anson Battalion, Royal Navy. During the landing from the S.S. River Clyde at V Beach, in the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, on the April 25, 1915, many men were being wounded on the beach. Sub-Lieutenant Tisdall knowing the men needed assistance, he jumped into the water and pushing a boat in front of him, went to their rescue. Once ashore, he found the men were under heavy machine gun fire from entrenched Turkish forces. He managed to enlist help from some naval personnel and made five trips from the ship to the shore rescuing several wounded men under heavy fire, until darkness forced them to stop. During the Second Battle of Krithia, Gallipoli, Turkey, he was killed by a sniper. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on March 31, 1916.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 26 Mar 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10687645
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/10687645/arthur-walderne_st._clair-tisdall : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Walderne St. Clair Tisdall (21 Jul 1890–6 May 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10687645, citing Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey ; Maintained by Find A Grave .