Diamond War Memorial Project

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Charles Gordon Tillie

1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number ----
Born: ---- Died: 1915-08-23 Aged: 21 Enlisted: ------

Name commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Name also recorded on Christ Church (Church of Ireland), Londonderry, World War 1 Memorial, and listed on the Diamond War Memorial.

Only son of Mr Charles R. Tillie (Solicitor), Duncreggan. Husband of Violet Tillie (nee Strannon). Nephew of Mrs J. B. Reed, Red Roof, Londonderry.

Lieutenant Charles Gordon Tillie went from Mourne Park School, Rostrevor, to Charterhouse, and passed into the Inniskilling Fusiliers from Sandhurst. His name was also recorded on the Foyle College, Londonderry, First World War Roll of Honour. He was a nephew of Mr Marshall Tillie, formerly Mayor of Londonderry, and grandson of Mr William Tillie, H.M.L. for Derry.
The name of Charles Gordon Tillie was read out at a memorial service held, in St Columb’s (Church of Ireland) Cathedral, Londonderry, on Sunday, July 30, 1916, to pay homage to the memory of the men of the city of Derry, who died during the second year of the Great War. His name was again read aloud during a special memorial service held in First Derry Presbyterian Church, on Friday, August 4, 1916, to pay tribute to the Presbyterian soldiers of the city of Londonderry, who had died during the first two years of the First World War. Charles Gordon Tillie’s name was yet again read out during a memorial service in First Derry Presbyterian Church held, on Sunday, July 1, 1917, to commemorate the members of that congregation who, up to that time, had made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. His name was also among a list of Great War dead, associated with Foyle College, Londonderry, read aloud during that College’s annual prize giving ceremony, held on Thursday, December 19, 1918.