|Arthur Walderne St. Clair Tisdall|
|Born||July 21, 1890|
|Died||May 6, 1915(aged 24)|
|Place of birth||Bombay, British India|
|Place of death||Achi Baba, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Buried at||No known grave|
|Years of service||1914-1915|
|Unit||13 Platoon, D Company, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Arthur Walderne St. Clair Tisdall VC (21 July 1890 – 6 May 1915) was a British 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.
Tisdall was born in Bombay, British India in 1890, and after emigrating attended Bedford School from 1900 to 1909. He went to university at Trinity College, Cambridge, whom he rowed for, and attended the Officer Training Corps in his spare time. He attained a double first in classics.
On the first day of the Gallipoli landings (25 April 1915) at V Beach, Gallipoli, during the landing from SS River Clyde, Tisdall heard wounded men on the beach calling for help. The men were under heavy machine gun fire from entrenched Turkish forces. He jumped into the water, and pushing a boat in front of him, went to their rescue. He found, however, that he could not manage alone, but managed to enlist the help of first one, and then three more naval personnel. They made five trips from the ship to the shore and were responsible for rescuing several wounded men under heavy and accurate fire, until darkness forced them to stop.
- Snelling, Stephen (23 February 1995). Gallipoli (VCs of the First World War) (First ed.). Sutton Publishing Ltd. pp. 40. ISBN 978-0-7509-0566-4.
- Arthur, Max (2004). "The First World War/1915". Symbol of Courage: A Complete History of the Victoria Cross (First ed.). London: Sidgwick & jackson. pp. 221. ISBN 0-283-07351-9.
- Derringer, Michael (2006). "Cambridge VCs". Cambridge Life. pp. 33. http://www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/uploads/File/CAMArticles/Michalemas%202006/cambridge%20life.pdf. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=3055222. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- VCs of the First World War - Gallipoli (Stephen Snelling, 1995)
- VCs of the First World War - The Naval VCs (Stephen Snelling, 2002)
- Burial location of Arthur Tisdall "Turkey"
- News Item "Arthur Tisdall's Victoria Cross sold privately"
- Tisdall Memorial HMS President VC and other decorations still on display at HMS President RNR London HQ (2006)[dead link]
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