18 Pounder artillery shell case (sans propellant and projectile)

Production date
1916
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Object detail

Description
18 Pounder artillery brass shell case (fired), dated 1918 on base of casing as: '/18'; and also type marked on base of casing: '18 Pr.' / 'II'.
Classification
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Ordnance shell
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Ordnance ammunition breach loading
CH classification MILITARY Army battlefield souvenirs
Production date
1916
Measurements
L293 x Dia 102 mm
Media/Materials description
Brass (Metals - Non-Ferrous)
Signature/Marks
18 PR \ II \ LOT 541 \ GᴑC \ CF \ A↑D \ /18
History and use
The QF 18 pounder was the backbone of the Royal Field Artillery during the War, having been used by British and Empire Forces in all the main theatres.

More than 99 million 18 pounder rounds are estimated to have been fired between 1914 and 1918.
Registration number
H13740

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