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308178 George R Whittle. London regt, and Tanks.

o j kirby

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I have an identity bracelet, crudely made out of scrap copper, silvered on the back. It is named to 308178 George R Whittle, Tank Corps.

The free access to the medal index card reveal that he also served as 8697 and 565116, London regiment. The index card code is WO372/21/142004

Is there a kind individual who is able to expand on this?

Is it possible to find out what Tank Battalion he served in, the type of Tank, or even which induvidual tank?

Any advice is gratefully reeived.

Many thanks,


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This man went to France in June 1917, and was attached to the Tank Corps on 27/1/1918 and permanently transferred two days later. He was demobbed in February 1919 (from 4 Carrier Company, Tank Corps) so your bracelet can be dated to those 12 months.

He was sent back to the UK 27/1/1918 for his transfer to the Tank Corps. He was posted to Carrier Units at Bovington 25/3/1918 (No4 Infantry Carrier Company, Tank Corps) and then returned to France 13/6/1918.

There is more information on his units in his service papers, if anyone can decypher them - http://search.ancest...rc=&pid=2097449

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  • 4 weeks later...


Many thanks for taking the time to assist me with the information. It is very much appreciated.


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  • spof changed the title to 308178 George R Whittle. London regt, and Tanks.

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