Walter Marlborough Pryor – Derelict Tank on edge of R. Steenbeek at St. Julien

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Interesting post from archaeologist Francis Pryor on a painting by his grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel Walter Marlborough Pryor DSO & Bar, DL, JP, of a derelict tank on the edge of the Steenbeck, St Julien. The view is from Battalion H.Q. in the line during 3rd Battle of Ypres and was painted in August 1917. From Pryor’s London Gazette entry – 19th January 1918 – he was an acting Lieutenant Colonel from 7th September 1917, so this may have been painted while he was still a Captain (acting Major) with the Hertfordshire Regiment.

Francis’ full blog entry is here.