Frederick Albert Tilston, VC (June 11, 1906 - September 23, 1992) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 1 March 1945, near Uedem, Germany, he led "C" Company in a 500 yard attack through barbed wire and enemy automatic weapons fire. He personally destroyed an enemy machine gun, and though wounded several times, refused to be evacuated while he organized his men for defence against German counter-attacks. Six times he made trips to a neighbouring company to get more ammunition and grenades for his men and was hit in his unwounded leg on his last trip.
In 1945 Tilson who joined The War Amps Association (a non-profit organization of "amputees helping amputees" (War Amps) in 1945. He also returned to his former place of business as vice-president in charge of sales.
Grave/memorial at Buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Erskine Avenue, Toronto, Canada. R.C. Section. Plot 23 - NW Corner. Headstone.
A joint training facility for the Essex Kent Scottish Regiment and the Windsor Police Service at 4007 Sandwich Street, Windsor, Ontario, is a first-of-its-kind in Canada partnership with the federal government Department of National Defense (DND). In recognition of his service to the Essex Kent Scottish Regiment, the training centre is named the Major F Tilston Armoury and Police Training Centre.
At the Toronto Scottish Regiment Armoury in Toronto, Canada.