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UNIQUE ID 1570: MEDIUM MARK A WHIPPET TANK

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Tank Story Hall)


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Unique ID: 1570
Added to Database: 23 February 2011
Last Edited: 20 March 2012
Type (ID): Medium Mark A Whippet (3110)
Model (ID): Whippet (3110)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): Tank Story Hall (3004)
Serial Number:
Registration: A259: “A259” painted on fighting compartment sides.
Name: “Caesar II”.
Other Identification: “9” painted on fighting compartment sides. White/red/white stripes painted on forward track guards.
Collection Reference: E1949.328. (Accession 32849, Entry 1949.1029).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: William Foster & Co. Ltd, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Britain (Design parent and sole manufacturer late 1917-early 1918)
2: Frémicourt, France (In action August 1918)
3: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This Whippet was commanded by Lieutenant C. H. Sewell at Frémicourt in France in August 1918. In full view of the enemy, and regardless of his personal safety he rescued the crew of an overturned tank. Returning under heavy fire to aid his driver he was killed. For his bravery he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
This Medium Mark A became one of the original tanks preserved on the heath at Bovington (though it was not put on the museum books until 1949). It was previously housed in a special display giving the impression of a corner of Foster’s factory in Lincoln where the first tanks were built.
A plate on the nose reads:

LIEUT. C.H. SEWELL COMMANDED THIS
TANK AT FREMINCOURT IN AUG. 1918.
IN FULL VIEW OF THE ENEMY, AND
REGARDLESS OF HIS PERSONAL
SAFETY HE RESCUED THE CREW OF
AN OVERTURNED TANK, RETURNING
UNDER HEAVY FIRE TO AID HIS
DRIVER HE WAS KILLED. FOR HIS
BRAVERY HE WAS POSTHUMOUSLY
AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS.



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March 2011

Upper front left view
1: Upper front left view

Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6949
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55310086...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6950
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55315925...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 7 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6951
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55315935...
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October 2008

Upper front left view
4: Upper front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4546
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1030292...
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Upper front left view
5: Upper front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4547
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1030307...
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Upper front view
6: Upper front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4548
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1040198...
Views: 89
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Upper front left view
7: Upper front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4549
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1030283...
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Plaque on nose
8: Plaque on nose

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4550
Added: 23 February 2011
Filename: P1040199...
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October 1982

Front left view
9: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6705
Added: 6 February 2012
Filename: Scan_Whi...
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