John Rowland TILLETT

John Rowland Tillett Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
McMahons Pt NSW
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Medical Practitioner
Enlisted
17-November-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
N/N
Rank
Captain
Unit
Army Medical Corps
Embarked
03-March-1917
Place
Melbourne
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Captain
Honours and Awards
Mentioned in Despatches
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
02-October-1917
Place
Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Notes

Name on ROH: J.R. TILLET

 

John Tillett was a doctor at Toowoomba General Hospital when he enlisted with the Australian Army Medical Corps. He arrived in France from England in May 1917. In Belgium on 25 September he was wounded by mustard gas and died a week later. He was 23.

In January 1918 he was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches “for distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty in the field.”