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WW1 Tank Number(s)

I'm looking for information with regard to a postcard with a tank shown on it, there is a number on the rear of the tank, the tank seems to have been ditched at the side of the road. The postcard in question looks as though it is from the 3rd Ypres area, the road from St Julien to Ypres, the number is partly obscured by a tree, the only number(s) I can make out is that of it ending in 32. I'm wondering if this could be F32F32 was a supply tank in that area belonging to F (6) Battalion Tank Corps, 17 Company, 7/8 Support Section. If it is F32, the photograph must have been taken after 1st August 1917, as records show it was still at the start line on that date. I'm assuming this tank was supporting the 55th Division during their advance on the 31st July 1917 (3rd Ypres), supporting the 166th BDE, 165 BDE and 164 BDE's of that Division due to it's location on the St Julien to Ypres road. Does F32 have a name? Any ideas as to its (F32) location when it was ditched, was it ditched? Any information on this tank would be appreciated. Many thanks in anticipation of your kind assistance and help, GTB. 

Gary T Billington
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