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Tyler John Collett
122nd Battery. Royal Field Artillery
9 december 1893 , Roorkee , India
21 april 1915
Younger son of Col. John Charles Tyler and Mrs. Florence Mary Badcock, of 8, Cambridge Rd., Colchester
Educated at Wellington College where he was head of the school and captain of football and the RMA Woolwich, where he was senior under -officer and obtained the Sword of Honour , July 1914.
The Commandant , in his report on that occasion, observing that he would specially mention Senior Under-Officer J.C. Tyler , who had shown in his present responsible position that he possessed in a high degree those qualities which were looked for in the best type of officer.
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
Panel 5 and 9
17 july 1914
9 august 1914
10 august 1914
17 august 1914
18 april 1915
Gazetted Second Lieutenant to the Royal Field Artillery
Joined at RMA Woolwich
Left for Dundalk , Ireland
Embarked for France
Killed in action at Hill 60
The Major Commanding his battery wrote on April 21st :
' There is a big little going on here now which started at 7 pm on the 17th.
John and I went forward that day to observe.
I had to send John and a signaller on by night, to the newly captured trench to let me know if the Germans were counter-attacking and to observe by day.
This job he did in his usual gallant way.
Three times he came back to me under heavy fire and great difficulties to mend the telephone wires.
He was shot at dawn, a rifle bullet clean through the forehead.
He died as he lived , doing his duty gallantly and well and had he lived he would have certainly had the DSO.
He was killed in the foremost trench captured from the Germans.
Just after he was killed the Germans retook the trench and held it for about 12 hours.
We then took it back again.'