The second in the three part series on William Taylor Dawson examines his reminiscences of driving a tank in the First World War.
This blog began telling the story of George Macpherson, killed during the first tank attack at Flers, through his friend Basil Henriques. However, the Museum does have items which belonged
The first man ever to command a tank in battle only volunteered for the secret mission because learning to fly aeroplanes was so dangerous, his daughter has revealed.
This is the first installment of the gripping story of William Taylor Dawson who took part in the first tank attack at Flers Courcelette on 15th September 1916. He served as a
Clement Arnold was one of four brothers from a Llandudno family who volunteered to fight on the outbreak of war; three of whom served in the Tank Corps. All were
We’ve already told some of the story of Basil Henriques through the moving history of his ring, however it cannot be complete without his friend George Macpherson.
Cyril Coles went in to action at the Battle of Flers and was one of the first men tank crewman to be killed. His story is one of the eight
This is a tank crew face mask, which would have been issued to every member of a tank’s crew to protect his face and particularly his eyes from the effects
One object, The Henriques Ring, now on display in the new Tank Men exhibition offers a fascinating and very personal link to the first tank attack in history.
The Tank Museum has produced a book that is essential reading for anyone involved in family history wishing to trace ancestors in the various British tank regiments.