THE FIRST TANK CREWS

The life stories of those who crewed the first tanks in September 1916


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RogerUHCA
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AGC
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78 years old
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My Father was one of the first Tank Crews, George Frederick Childs all I have are his Medal Re his Regtl Number was 305293 Corps : Tank Corps Pte -  Victor Medal - TC/101B15 - Page 2510.

Also British Medal as a Corporal and Victory Medal Ki/101B9 Page 1598

He was also a Pte Corps ASC Reg No M2/019131 with Victory and 15star RASC/1/B Page 567



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I would like to know more


Graham Bown
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LesleyScarborough
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Newly-retired former PA to Secondary School Headteacher and History Graduate.


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I'm researching the 27 men on our local war memorial, including Gunner Lawrence Rowntree of Creme de Menthe


michael williams
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70 years old

Barrie Southerden
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52 years old
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I've discovered that my great uncle , Gnr 97020 Alfred PEPPER was transfered to the Tank Corps on 31 Aug 1917. He was captured at Reminel (?) on 25.Apr 1918. He was repatriated on 2 Nov 1918.

This has obviously created a great deal of interest in the Tank Corps


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General interest


cathryn
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I am interested in Pte John Wells



Jimmy-Jay
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58 years old
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I'm interested in finding out more about my wife's Grandfather who served with the Tank Corps in WW1.  We live in Western Australia, so sites like this are our easiest way to learn more about the Tank Corps and hopefully find some leads on him.  His name is Llewellyn James JAMES, Private, service no 306152; his Silver war badge no is B122102; date of service from 11 Dec 1915 to 24 Jan 1919


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See above


Oliver Davey
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Jeppo973
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Self employed, ardent battlefield visitor, replica Mark IV co-owner and driver.... 


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A desire to increase my knowledge of the birth of the tank and the men who changed the nature of warfare for ever.


Liz van Eykenhof
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51 years old
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Can you let me know why you are interested in the men who fought at Flers Courcellette

I'm a great niece of Arthur Arnold


bill
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Can you let me know why you are interested in the men who fought at Flers Courcellette

been on the tank walk to flers many times and lots of visits to bovington lincoln etc


CliveTaylor
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WilliamW
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67 years old

hurricane
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Can you let me know why you are interested in the men who fought at Flers Courcellette

I have just been given a tank corps medal and photo group to one of the early members of the tank corps


clarkey86
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54 years old

Albert's granddaughter
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My grandfather, Albert H Phillips was in a tank, mentioned in dispatches, but I don't know any more or have any records.


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My grandfather, Albert H Phillips was in a tank, mentioned in dispatches, but I don't know any more or have any records.


John Garfoot
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60 years old

Margaret Tudge
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Interested in Family History and currently researching my father's brother, in particular his WW1 history in the Tank Corps from 1916-1918.




Jill Floyd
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I researched the local War Memorial which includes Gunner Cyril William Coles 205764, 'D' Coy, Tank Corps, formerly 32414 Machine Gun Corps.

http://www.eyemead.com/BROADWW1.htm


Can you let me know why you are interested in the men who fought at Flers Courcellette

I researched my local war memorial

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