THE FIRST TANK CREWS

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


Lieutenant L G F Short, D Battalion Tank Corps-... Sign In or Register to add photos

City of London Regiments Welcom Home Scroll to Lieutenant Lionel George Frederick Short. Brief details from his service record, WO339/80625 at Kew: Born 27th April 1896 in Dulwich, SE Educated at Clarks College, London Road, Croydon. Occupation: Bank Clerk Address: "Hinkley" 29 Lyndhurst Road, Thornto Heath, Surrey Joined Honourable Artillery Company on 29th November 1915- 2nd Bn. stationed at Tower of London. Left on 30th January 1916, commissioned into Heavy Machine Gun Corps. 6th May 1917 - to D Bn. HMGC 22nd December 1917- leave to UK 5th January 1918- to 4th Bn Tank Corps 20th July 1918- leave to UK 10th August 1918- rejoined unit 28th December 1918- leave. 19th September 1918- Temp/Lt 14th April 1919- demobilized. He was present at the Battle of Cambrai, in command of D8, Diogenes, part of 10th Co. D Battalion, which took part in the assault on Flesquieres on 20th November 1917 (info from Following the Tanks)
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