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Offline kyn

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2009, 20:03:35 »
The tank was officially presented to the city by Maj-Gen, Sir H Mullaly.


Major General Herbert Mullaly in The Times

Saturday 15 August 1908 (Honours)

Indian Frontier Operations

The King has been pleased to make the following promotions in and appointments to the Orders of the Star in India and the Indian Empire in connexion with the recent operations against the Zakka Khel and Mohmands:-
C.S.I.
Colonel (Brigadier-General) Herbert Mullaly, C.B.

Tuesday 13 October 1908 (Court Circular)

To be a Companion:- Brigadier-General Herbert Mullaly, for services in connexion with the operations against the Zakka Khel and Mohmunds.
Wednesday 01 May 1918 (Court Circular)
On arrival Their Majesties were received by the Mayor and the Town Clerk of Chatham, the Mayor and Town Clerk of Gillingham, Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, Bt. (Commander-in-Chief at the Nore), and Staff, and Major-General Sir Herbert Mullaly and Staff.

Friday 01 December 1922

Major General Sir Herbert Mullaly, surveying the vital Eastern problem, begs Greater Britain to live up to its faith in peace and good will, especially with the Turks and our Moslem fellow-subjects, and to refrain from offending them and their religious principles.
Tuesday 18 March 1924 (Court Circular)
Major General Sir Herbert Mullaly is staying at Potifino, Italy.

Monday 13 June 1932

Obituaries

Major General Sir Herbert  Mullaly, late R.E., died at La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland, on June 9, at the age of 72.
The son of Mr. John Mullaly, of the Honourable East India Company's Service, he was educated privately, and joined the Royal Engineers from Woolwich in 1878.  His first active service was as field engineer with the Chin-Lushai Expedition, 1889-90, when he was mentioned in dispatches.  In 1895 he was officiating assistant secretary of the Military Department, India, D.A.A.G. for R.E., and secretary of the Defence Committee, India, and in 1896 he was appointed D.A.Q.M.G. for Mobilization, India.  In the South African War, 1899-1900, he served as D.A.A.G., being present at Lombard's Kop, the defence of Ladysmith, and other operations.  He was severely wounded and mentioned four times, and received his brevet of lieutenant-colonel and four clasps.
After his return to India he was in 1902-3 officiating deputy secretary, Military Department, India, and was then D.Q.M.G., and in charge of mobilization, India, till 1906, when he was appointed Director of Military Operations in India, a post which he held till 1910.  He was made C.B. in 1905.  In 1908 he officiated as Chief of Staff with the Bazar Valley field Force and the Zakka Khel Expedition, and was again mentioned and created C.S.I.  He commanded a brigade from 1910 to 1913.  In the Great War he commanded a division and the East coast Defences, and was mentioned twice and created K.C.M.G. in 1917.  He retired on an Indian pension in 1920.
Sir Herbert Mullaly married, in 1883, Mabel, daughter of the late Mr. Hastings Read, I.C.S.; she died in 1924.

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2009, 00:21:22 »
Hearsay has it the Faversham tank was alledgedly buried in the recreation ground .I dont know if it has ever been proven as true .

Someone get their ground sonar detector out. I dont live a million miles from there. Ill have a look see what I can come up with

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2009, 22:47:05 »
Hearsay has it the Faversham tank was alledgedly buried in the recreation ground .I dont know if it has ever been proven as true .

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2009, 21:59:21 »
I thought I'd heard of a Faversham one as I mentioned earlier but it was obviously just hearsay!

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2009, 20:53:34 »
A quick checklist of War Savings presentation tanks in Kent.
Does anyone know of any more?
*Ashford              Mark lV. female.
*Canterbury        Mk lll. female.
  Chatham    
*Deal                   Mk lV.  served in France. delived to Deal 2nd Aug 1919, sold for scrap March 1936.
  Farningham        Mk iV female, parked outside the home of Major W G Wilson, tank pioneer.
*Faversham         Mk lV, female. served in France. Thanks LenP,Kyn.
*Folkestone         Mk lV, female.  served in France.
*Hythe                 Mk lV, male.  
*Maidstone          Mk lll, female.
*Rochester           Mk lll?
*Tonbridge           Mk lV, female.  served in France.
*Tunbridge Wells
*= photo in this thread.
For a discussion on the Ashford tank. http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=63528&p=3&topicID=29466387
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2009, 21:44:33 »
"In each case the tank was delivered by rail from Bovington with a scratch crew and driven to its final resting place. Here the young officer gave an account of the particular tank's war record-almost always fictitious-disabled it mechanically and set off for home."
David Fletcher, historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, concerning war bond presentation tanks,
The large numbers on the Rochester tank suggest that it was a training tank, if it had served in France it would have carried rails for the unditiching beam and have white/red/white recognition stripes painted on the fronts of the track frame.
To be strictly accurate the Ashford tank should be painted matt medium brown, but the glossy dark green does look better!
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2009, 21:40:32 »
Here, finally, is the Canterbury one.


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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2009, 21:32:13 »
Thank you Paul but I did read the link before putting this message on the forum. My task is to get ADDITIONAL information. The tank museum at Bovington has been of great help along with the Guildhall Museum.

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2009, 20:47:15 »
Theres This at the beginning of this thread :)

If you missed it?

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1811.0
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2009, 20:04:21 »
Update pics of the tank taken today, I dont know if its the same Bike cahined to the pillar.











Nice to see it looking so pristine and not graffitted
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2009, 23:17:04 »
For details of what is missing from the ashford tank, ie the interior.

www.landships.freeservers.com/mk4_walkaround.htm
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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2009, 23:50:37 »
I took photos of this today and I did not know it was there, even though it's been there since 1919.

I took this photo from a photo in the Museum.



I took the rest today.







The photos should be bigger, I don't know why they have come out this size.

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2009, 19:37:09 »

Ron Huggins & Smiler at the Cenotaph Whitehall London with the WW11 Tank brought up from the Tank Museum Bovington, A special Parade for the Royal Tank Regiment by permissuon of H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth 11.

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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2009, 12:14:01 »
The one at Ashford used to contain an electricity sub-station but I believe it's empty today.  As a kid I can remember climbing all over it, and I see the kids still do today.  It's had a nice paint job back to the original colours.
 
There are some pictures I took of it some time ago posted it on www.geograph.org.uk
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/279805
and http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/279802
along with some useful links.



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Re: WWI Tanks in Kent
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2009, 23:16:39 »
I've a few cards showing the Canterbury tank - I'll post them up later. I remember hearing a rumour that the tank given to Faversham had been buried under the rec for some reason? Sounds strange but knowing Faversham, not impossible.

 

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