|Tanks Corps Cap Badge|
|Copy of Medal Index Card from National Archives|
|WWI Watercolour painting by Jean Berne-Bellecour: |
Sir John Dashwood's tank
|German POWs in French Prison Camp - National Archives via pingnews|
The next step in my research will be a visit to the National Archives next time I am in London, to view the war diaries of the 5th battalion. These records will probably not mention my grandfather by name, but should give me more clues as to what specific operations his battalion was involved in. I may never find out the details of where my grandfather served or what he may have seen, but I know that even for the brief time he was there, it must have been a life changing experience for him. This Remembrance Day, I am once again reminded of those brave souls who have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom and I am grateful for the part that my grandfather played, however small. May we never forget!