In this episode we walk the fields that link together an English composer, a Canadian who was one of three from the same street to be awarded the Victoria Cross, a black cat that went into battle in one of the first Tanks and a young officer who collected books. We’re back on the Somme, walking the ground between Pozières and Martinpuich where the fighting in September 1916 took place.
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Featured in the podcast was the story of D20 Tank, Daphne. It’s commander, 2/Lt Harry Drader took his black cat Percy onto action at Martinpuich on 15th September 1916. The gun turret, or sponson, seen in the preview image below is the one mentioned in the podcast.
This article from Valour Canada tells you more about Valour Road, where Leo Clarke VC lived in 1914.