A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- A F E Tilley -


Arthur Francis Edward Tilley, son of Arthur and Doris Annie Tilley, of Totland, Isle of Wight
His name is commemorated on the Totland War Memorial

Service details

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1167927 A F E Tilley, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

Date of Death :1 March 1943 aged 20
Where buried or commemorated :Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands
Squadron :15 Sqn
Aircraft :Short Stirling Mk.I W7518 LS-G
Crew :
Pilot :Flt/Sgt A F E TilleyCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt W D BowenCWGC record ...
Navigator :P/O H L MellerCWGC record ...
Air Bomber :Sgt D B CareCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Sgt A J SinclairCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt J H JonesCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt G E Williams

The aircraft took off at 18.22 hrs for operations on Berlin, but was shot down by German night fighters and crashed at St Maartensdijk (Zeeland). Five of the crew are buried at Bergen-op-Zoom. Sgt Jones has no known grave and his name appears on the Runnymede Memorial.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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