THE FIRST TANK CREWS

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


Tank Crewmen

Ernest Thornton - Cyprus III

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Ernest Thornton - Cyprus III
Ernest joined C Battalion tow days after its was formed. He had previously served with No 2 Battery MMGS from September 1915. He commanded the whippet tank Cyprus III at the Battle of Amiens and was awarded the MM for his bravery. This photo was taken after he had been promoted to sergeant in October 1918
Posted by firsttankcrews on February 19, 2017 Full Size| Slideshow

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