Correctly named 68191 Pte EC Tiltman Devon R
Born in Teignmouth to Thomas and Elizabeth in 1900, Edward Charles Tiltman attested for service with the Army in Newton Abbott at the age of 17 and 8 months in February 1917.
Initially placed into the 34th Training Reserves Battalion with the service number 8/20082, he saw home service until he was compulsory transferred to the 3/4th Devons with a new service number, 68191 in November 1917. He would have been stationed in Belfast, Londonderry, and Clonmany, Donegal in the early part of 1918 before going overseas and joining the 2nd Battalion in April 1918.
Here he is posted to the 2/8th Worcestershire Regiment with the service number 57833 and where it is most likely he saw action at the end of the War at the ‘Final Advance, Artois’.
He was transferred just before the end of the War to the XVII Corps who took part in the Battle of Valenciennes, 1-2 November 1918.
He was demobbed in March 1920 and later married Lillian Francis May Boulton in Newton Abbott in 1921.
Edward died in Newton Abbott in the January of 1957.
The Pair is his full entitlement.
The medals are court mounted onto card with modern ribbons.