THE FIRST TANK CREWS

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


Cyril Coles

His grave at Bulls Road

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His grave at Bulls Road
Cyril's body was originally buried close to the place where he was killed. After the war, his body was moved to the Bulls Road cemetery to the east of Flers. This picture of his gravemarker was taken when Sarah and members of the Museum staff visited the battlefields in Summer 2012; the white paper at the base of the stone is a picture of the Spring Street Church.
Posted by firsttankcrews on September 18, 2012 Full Size| Slideshow

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4 Comments

Reply firsttankcrews
5:41 AM on July 19, 2014 
Thanks for joining the site and also for the clarification about the memorials
Reply jill Floyd
5:09 AM on July 19, 2014 
firsttankcrews says...
Thanks for providing this information Jill; your book is also obviously a labour of love. Did the memorial at St John's relate to al those in the village or only of parishioners


It is difficult to decide who was actually on the three memorials in Broadstone. I know the one in the school is of those who went there; the one in St Johns Church was for the residents, husbands, brothers and sons of residents. The main one in the Charborough Road Recreation Ground [wrongly listed in some places as the Delph Wood Rec Ground] seem to have been made up of those with a connection to Broadstone by the time it was erected in 1920.
Reply firsttankcrews
4:56 AM on July 18, 2014 
Thanks for providing this information Jill; your book is also obviously a labour of love. Did the memorial at St John's relate to al those in the village or only of parishioners
Reply Jill Floyd
3:13 AM on July 18, 2014 
Cyril Coles is to be found on two memorials in Broadstone, one in St Johns Church the other on our main memorial in the Recreation Ground. If you would like photographs of these I will pass them on to you. You will also find him written about in my book which is now online at http://www.eyemead.com/BROADWW1.htm