Tank Corps Motto :- "Through Mud And Blood To The Green Fields Beyond".
The Tank Corps started life as the Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps & is now continued by the Royal Tank Regiment, including its fore runners, the Royal Tank Regiment is the oldest tank unit in the world. The Tank Corps began life by giving it's battalions letter designations. This was changed to numbered designations in January 1918. The Royal Tank Regiment uses the original letter designations. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 1,639 recorded WW1 deaths for the Tank Corps. This figure does not include records for the Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps which has it's own page on this site.
HINDLE, Stephen. Second Lieutenant. Tank Corps. Bray Hill British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France. 26-03-1918. Age 23. Son of Stephen & Agnes H. Hindle of 12, Sutherland Avenue, Maxwell Park, Glasgow, UK.
McCLOY, H. Company QuarterMaster Serjeant, 77175. Tank Corps. White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. 21-08-1917.
SCRASE, W. Private, 78304. Tank Corps. Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. 24-03-1918.