Lionel George Henry Britt
Rank: Gunner / Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps / 4th Battalion, Tank Corps
Wife: Mrs Ada Florence Britt
Parents: Mr George Henry & Mary Britt
Address: 375 Battle Road, Hollington / 19a Bohemia Road, St Leonards
Other Info: At the Front. According to CWGC, Lionel died aged 26 on 21st March 1918. He is remembered at the Pozieres Memorial, Panel 94.
Lionel Britt was killed in action on his 26th birthday (21 Mar 1918). He first saw battle on 15 Sep 1916 near Flers en Picardie when his tank Dinkum was knocked out during the British attack known as the Battle of Flers Courcelette; this was the first time tanks were used in conflict.. His family believe he was killed close by in 1918 but the rest of his unit was fighting to hold back the German advance south of Tincourt (Thanks to Stephen via the comments for this information).
Gunner Britt is named on Hastings War memorial under L G H Brett
Published: October 1916
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