Shell Fragment from 60lb. Shell

Production date
Pre 1915
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Description
Fragment from a 60lb high explosive shell. Traces of original polished surface and machined threads.
Classification
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Ordnance shell
CH classification MILITARY Army battlefield souvenirs
Measurements
H25 x W70mm
Media/Materials description
steel
History and use
These relics from Gallipoli were collected by an enlisted soldier from Queensland, Herbert William Homer. Homer started as a private and soon after became sergeant. In 1916 he received the Military Medal for his role as a stretcher bearer at Gallipoli. He also served on the Somme in 1916, attained officer rank (2nd Lieutenant) and was recommended for further service awards. He died of wounds in a military hospital in the United Kingdom in June 1917.

These objects were donated to the museum in the 1920s by Homer’s family. They form a poignant reminder of a Queensland soldier’s experience of WWI, that links to significant battles such as Gallipoli where Homer was noted for his service.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H5251.1

Category

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