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Major Frederick Albert Tilston 2

Major Frederick Albert Tilston

The 2nd Canadian Division had been given the task of breaking through the strongly fortified Hochwald Forest defence line which covered Zanten, the last German bastion west of the Rhine protecting the vital Wesel...

Cpl. Frederick George Topham 0

Cpl. Frederick George Topham

On 24th March 1945, Corporal Topham, a medical orderly, parachuted with his battalion on to a strongly defended area east of the Rhine. At about 1100 hours, whilst treating casualties sustained in the drop,...

Sgt. Aubrey Cosens 1

Sgt. Aubrey Cosens

In Holland on the night of 25th-26th February 1945, the 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada launched an attack on the hamlet of Mooshof, to capture ground which was considered essential for...

Sqdn. Ldr. Ian Willoughby Bazalgette 1

Sqdn. Ldr. Ian Willoughby Bazalgette

On 4th August 1944, Squadron-Leader Bazalgette was master bomber of a Pathfinder squadron detailed to mark an important target at Trossy St. Maximin for the main bomber force. When nearing the target his Lancaster...

Flight Lt. David Ernest Hornell 2

Flt Lt. David Ernest Hornell

Flight-Lieutenant Hornell was captain and first pilot of a twin-engined amphibian aircraft engaged on an anti-submarine patrol in northern waters. The patrol had lasted for some hours when a fully-surfaced U-boat was sighted, travelling...

Major John Keefer Mahony 0

Major John Keefer Mahony

On the 24th May 1944, A Company of the Westminster Regiment (Motor), under the command of Major Mahony, was ordered to establish the initial bridgehead across the River Melfa. The enemy still had strong...

Major Charles Ferguson Hoey 0

Major Charles Ferguson Hoey

In Burma, on the 16th February 1944, Major Hoey’s company formed a part of a force which was ordered to capture a position at all costs. After a night march through enemy held territory...

Capt. Paul Triquet 1

Capt Paul Triquet

For determined leadership and example. The capture of the key road junction on the main Ortona-Orsogna lateral was entirely dependent on securing the hamlet of Casa Berardi. Both this and a gully in front...