On April 23rd, 11 Tanks were employed, two operating against GAVRELLE, three against ROCUX and the Chemical Works, two against MOUNT PLEASANT WOOD and the RAILWAY ARCH at H.18.d.2.1., three North of MONCHY and one South of that village.
The work of these Tanks afforded the greatest assistance to the infantry. Many Machine Guns were silenced and destroyed, and heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy. Five of these eleven Tanks sustained serious casualties from Armour Piercing Bullets.. The enemy’s main Anti-Tank tactics consisted in using these bullets and in concentrating artillery fire on the Tanks, which was greatly facilitated on account of the small number of Tanks employed.