First World War battle tank commander’s papers published

From the Haslemere Herald comes this article about the papers of a British WWI tank commander that were recently published.

major-allen-holford-walker-c1916-courtesy-of-alan-holford-walker-c-national-army-museumTHE papers of a Somme tank commander who married his sweetheart in Farnham before fighting on the Western Front have been published for the first time by the National Army Museum.

Major Allen Holford-Walker, originally from Essex, married Joan Barrington Moody in Farnham soon after the outbreak of war in 1914.

As a tank commander on the Somme, serving with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in honour of his mother’s Scottish heritage, he later fought in both the Battle of Flers-Courcelette and the Battle of Ancre in late 1916.

His papers, which include photos, diaries and letters, give a first-hand account of the earliest days of tank warfare, as the British struggled to make the most of their new weapon.

Read the full article at the Haslemere Herald.

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