Private John Elliot

Private John Elliot, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. He was killed in action in France on 20th November 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai and is buried in Marcoing British Cemetery, Cambrai, France. This was the first time tanks had been used en masse ( 437 ) and on good ground to effect a break through in the German defences. The first photograph shows the tanks just before the Battle and the second shows one of the tanks in close up.

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