These amazing uniforms are rare WWI tank regiment uniforms.
Notice the left one has a leather helmet and the right one has a 'scatter mask to help protect
My Grandfather used to talk of these tanks when he was out in France and laughed how they had bicycle bells to let people know they were coming. I believe the sheer size and noise was enough.
One of the village men went out to Belgium as a Medical Orderly and was awarded a medal from the King of Belgium for his bravery and hard work in the effort to help and preserve life. It must have been a horrible place to be with so many wounded.
They were the lucky ones who if died has an honourable burial but
for many they are just remembered by there families and their names engraved are marked on the major war monument at Thiepval (in the depatment of Picardie) for the men who died at the Somme and have no known grave.