Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

Algernon Tillard (1882 - 1916)

Philip Algernon Tillard was the son of Algernon Tillard of Stukeley Hall and his wife, Mary. He was born at Clover Hill, Maryland, USA, on 6th June, 1882 and was educated at Winchester and Magdalene College, Oxford.

After a short period as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, he left the army to work as a land agent at Birdlip near Cirencester.

Captain Tillard was killed in action during the final phase of the Battle of the Somme on 19th November, 1916 whilst serving with the Shropshire Yeomanry (attached to the 8th East Surrey Regt.). He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

After his death, his wife, Augusta Muriel Hay (maiden-name Murray) married Geoffrey Charlton Wolrych-Whitmore and lived at Quatt House.

A photograph of Captain Tillard (and more details of his life) can be seen here. Captain Tillard is also commemorated on the war memorial at Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg. For news of updates follow @BridgnorthHeros on Twitter.