over the years the tanks got called Mother but to be honest there was Little Willie the prototype then Mother which was use for demonstration the first on the 29 January 1916 in the grounds of Hatfield House.
It tackle Trenches shell holes etc and then repeated the feat again four days later in front Field Marshal Kitchener. (Who Called mother a pretty Mechanical Toy) Ten Days later the army council ordered 100 tanks the first tanks were mark 1s Mother never survived as the mark 1s took over.
The Reason I have a big interest in Tanks is because my Grandad Drove a Mark 5 in WW1.
30/10/15 Transferred to the Machine Gun Corp
23/01/16 Sent to France with the 60th coy. M.G.C. attached to 60th Brigade 20th Division came back to England on the 20/12/16
15/02/17 Transferred to Army Catering Corps Swindon
01/03/17 Transferred to 64th Highland Div. Norwich
26/1917 Transferred to Sherwood Rangers
06/01/18 Transferred to the Tank Corp Wareham.