The Imperial Freestyle Sidewhiskers Challenge 2006
Winning by a whisker is the British way
- but not by the hair of our chinny chin chins
Be Proud - Great Britain was and is Athens NOT Sparta
201188 Corporal, Tank Corp
Died 11th August 1918 Aged 35
Son of James and Sarah Matthews, of Chesham Bois; husband of Mabel Annie Matthews, of "Laurel Bank", Long Park, Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England.
We're told that Dennis was injured by sniper fire whilst sitting on top of a Whippet Tank. The British forces - mainly Australian in this area, stopped the German advance at Amiens. This was the German's last desperate fling of the War.
He died of wounds a few days later and is buried at Villers-Bretonneux, France. This cemetery is also the home of Australian National Memorial.
The above is NOT a family photogarh
Whippet tank pictured at the Museum of the Army, Brussels
(This particular tank is said to have been damaged on 17th August 1918)