Lance Corporal Richard Affleck

Lance Corporal Richard Affleck, Tank Corps. ( Possibly ) 242nd Coy. Machine Gun Corps ( Infantry ). He was killed in action in France on 6th December 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai , aged 42. This was the first major battle in which Tanks were used en masse and a huge hole was punched in the German lines. He was the husband of Maude Affleck of 4 Pembroke Street, Oldham and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Cambrai, France. 9 There were two types of tank. “Male” armed with 6 pounder guns and “Female” armed with machine guns).

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