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The Hochwald
This page contains general information about this battle, fought during the Second World War.
 War  World War II
 Theatre  North West Europe, 1944-45
 Campaign/Op  The Rhineland
 Date  Feb. 24-Mar. 4, 1945
 Force Size  -
 Casualties  ? killed, ? wounded
 Content Page  The Capitulation of Germany
 Gallantry Awards
Major Frederick A. Tilston - Victoria Cross
On 1 March 1945, near Uedem, Germany, he led "C" Company in a 500 yard attack through barbed wire and enemy automatic weapons fire. He personally destroyed an enemy machine gun, and though wounded several times, refused to be evacuated while he organized his men for defence against German counter-attacks. Six times he made trips to a neighbouring company to get more ammunition and grenades for his men and was hit in his unwounded leg on his last trip.
 Battle Account
 Regiments  Killed   Wnd. 
 1st Hussars    
 The Fort Garry Horse    
 Governor General's Foot Guards    
 The Canadian Grenadier Guards    
 The South Alberta Regiment    
 The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment    
 The British Columbia Regiment    
 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment    
 The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada    
 The Black Watch of Canada    
 The Essex Scottish Regiment    
 The Highland Light Infantry of Canada    
 The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa    
 The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders    
 The North Shore Regiment    
 The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada    
 The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada    
 The Lake Superior Regiment    
 The Algonquin Regiment    
 The Calgary Highlanders    
 The Lincoln and Welland Regiment    
 The North Nova Scotia Highlanders    
 The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry    
 The Royal Regiment of Canada    
 The Toronto Scottish Regiment    
 The South Saskatchewan Regiment    
 Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal    
 Le Régiment de Maisonneuve    
 Le Régiment de la Chaudière