1/472, Sergeant, Auckland Battalion

Military Cross
Gazetted 3 June 1918
For gallantry and devotion to duty, on the night of 26th September 1916, he obtained a full report in the wire in front of Grid Trench.  On the 27th September he went out to clear  the situation on the left flank and although wounded in the leg he crawled forward and obtained the necessary information.

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 6 September 1915
For conspicuous gallantry on the night of 4th-5th June 1915, on the occasion of a sortie from Quinn’s Post (Dardanelles).  An enemy trench had been carried by assault, but was enfiladed by the fire of a machine gun.  Sergeant Tilsley commenced to build up a sandbag traverse, and notwithstanding that the sandbags were being constantly blown away by the enemy bombs, he, with great courage and regardless of danger continued his efforts until he was severely wounded.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty.  Field Marshall D. Haig's despatch of 9 April 1917, Commander-in-Chief, the British Armies in France.

Military Cross
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Coronation Medal 1937
Efficiency Decoration
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

Gallipoli Medallion
Gallipoli Lapel Badge

Born 1 December 1892, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 18 April 1969, Auckland, New Zealand