The Company HQ officers were:
· Allen Holford-Walker was born on 3 Jan 1890 at Southend on Sea. He was the eldest son of a Royal Artillery officer, Edgar Holford- Walker and his second wife Maria Cumming, the sister of Sir Archibald Denny. Allen was educated in
· Capt Richard Earl Williams was born and brought up in New Brighton on the Wirrall. He married Nettie Bowyer in 1914. Previously a Territorial Force (TF) soldier, he was commissioned into MMGS on 22 Sep 15. He deployed to
· 2Lt Theodore Lateriner Wenger. Born 21 Feb 90 in Newcastle under Lyne, Staffs, Theodore was educated at Newcastle High School and Birmingham University where he studied Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Enlisted as a Private soldier in 28th Bn London Regt Artists Rifles Offr Cadet Bn, he was commissioned into ASC on 15 May 16. He initially served at the Grove Park MT Depot and then posted to 711 MT Coy at Elveden and deployed to France on 16 Aug 16. Throughout the first actions, he was constantly on call to repair individual tanks –indeed he was mentioned in one of the first message for help (a signal from Victor Smith commanding Casa). He was appointed temp 2/Lt in the HS MGC on 18 Nov, as the new battalions formed, being promoted T/Lt on 1 Dec 16 remaining with C Bn. In 1917 he was awarded MC. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in repairing a badly damaged tank in full view of the enemy. He joined No 2 Field Coy on 23 Jul 17 and was appointed 2IC on 26 July, undertaking salvage work during 1917. He later commanded the 2nd Field Coy then later employed as Mech Engr at HQ Tank Field Bn on 26 Oct 18. He maintained a notebook of salvaged tanks and also destroyed tanks in the Gueudecourt area, including D5, which was later presented to the Tank Museum. He was sent to South Russia to check the Tank Training Team, supporting the anti-Bolshevic forces, in Dec 19. He relinquished his commission on completion of service, on 3 Jun 20, and granted the rank of Lt-Col. After the war, he was employed as an engineer, settling at Lawton Hall, Church Lawton in Cheshire. He died aged 49 years on 1 May 39, whilst visiting Australia, at Mount St Evins Hosp in Melbourne
· Lt Charles Weaver-Price, the quartermaster, was born in the Spring of 1876 in Brecon; his father was the local railway station manager and his mother a music teacher. He married his wife Rhianedd in Pontypridd in 1906 and his son Charles was born in 1913. Charles enlisted into the MMGS, and later served as a Battery Sgt Major, deploying to France on 12 Jul 15. He was commissioned into MGC on 9 Dec 15, and re-deployed to France with the Advance Party on 16 Aug 16. He was awarded MC (LG 1 Jan ‘17) for his service during the first tank actions. He was the Eqpt Offr with HQ 1st Tank Bde in early ’17, and then appointed Staff Capt Q at HQ Tank Corps during preparations for Battle of Cambrai. He planned and supervised the loading of 400 tanks at the Le Plateau siding (the same site as the Loop), and led a packet of vehicles forward with replenishment stocks on 20 and 21 Nov 17. He was then appointed Chief Eqpt Offr and A/Major and later appointed Lt Col in the Equipment Branch. He was awarded the OBE (‘19). He relinquished his commission and was granted rank of Lt Col 17th Feb 20. He settled at Ashgrove at Llansypiddid near Brecon; sadly his wife Rhianedd died (aged 39) in the Autumn of the same year. He was known to be an expert on bee-keeping broadcast several BBC radio programmes on bees from Cardiff in 1923 and 1924. Charles married Eva Barley in Bath in early 1925 and they lived in what had become the Welsh Bee Gardens at Brecon. Sadly his son was killed in action on 23 Jul 40, whilst serving in the RAF Coastal Command. At the time Charles was still living at Ashgrove at Llanspydidd (the house in now a hotel); he died (aged 67) in Summer 1943.
· 2Lt Robert John Aitken was initially a Pte then LCpl in 19th Bn Royal Fusiliers which was one of the battalions formed from those who had attended public schools. In 1915, they were deployed and he served at Le Bassee in France. Selected for officer training, as were most of the Battalion, he was commissioned into the HS MGC on 14 April 16 and deployed to France on 16 Aug 16. He initially was in the Reserve Section in C Coy but did not go into action in the Autumn 1916. He was promoted Lt on 25 Oct 17 but had to relinquish his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and was granted the honorary rank of Lt on 25 Aug 18.