THE FIRST TANK CREWS

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


Tank Crewmen

Robert Hillhouse

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Robert Hillhouse
Robert joined the MMGS in August 1915, you can see that his capbadge has a scroll on which were the initial MMGS. When the Heavy Section MGC was formed in May 1916, the badge changed. Robert was mentioned in despatches for rescuing a crewman from a burning tank on 13 September 1916 before the tanks first went into action. Robert was killed in action at Monchy le Preux on 11 April 1917.
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