Surrey Infantry Museum Medals
Medals of Lt Col G Tilly DSO TD
Born on 6th September 1897, Lieut Colonel Gerald Tilly, DSO. TD. He was commissioned in the 6th Bn The East Surrey Regiment in July 1939. In 1944 he was appointed to command the 4th Bn The Dorset Regiment in 43 (Wessex) Division and was captured in the advance to Arnhem in September 1944. For his gallantry and leadership in this operation, Colonel Tilly was awarded the DSO.