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17tankman

Tank Corps 23rd November 1917 Cambrai

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17tankman

I am doing some research on this particular date 23rd November 1917 Battle of Camrai.

According to the Tank Bible there was an attack on Bourlon Wood by 40th Division.

Included in the attack was 34 tanks - could someone tell what the Tank Battalion involved ie "B"

Also on the same day 23 tanks fought over the village Fontaine-Notre-Dame.

Again could someone tell me the Tank Battalions involved were.

Also any other information would be greatly received on the names,numbers and officers involved.

Any sites on the internet with this information?

Many thanks

17tankman

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WalkEric

If you PM your email I have copies of the reports found in WO 158-470 and WO 158-431 covering the actions of 23rd Nov at Bourlon.

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Gareth Davies

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Borden Battery

Could someone provide more details regarding (1) the actions and (2) the loss of the Bally Hackle II tank commanded by Lt. Thomas Milburn Mercer at Fontaine, Cambrai, Nov 23, 1917?

 

The tank is believed to have been B30 Bally Hackle II with King Edward's Horse and Tank Corps - 2nd Battalion.  Serial Number 2874.

 

I have since gone through some of the very good background material - and have some of the answers.  Well done research.

 

 

Regards

 Borden Battery

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Sidearm

Ian Verrinder's book "Tank Action in the Great War" may be able to help.

 

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Borden Battery

Thank you.  I will check it out - might be a good Christmas present for myself.  Borden Battery

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