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