First post, but some help would be appreciated. Recently went battlefield touring around The Somme, not with a metal detector or anything like that, just to visit the places and cemeteries of The Somme.
In a brief walk around the machine gun post in Rossignol Wood we found at least three of these strange items - we understand they are British (the percussion cap is stamped "Eley London No.2 Gasticht", but what are they??
UID Object in Rossignol Wood by SteveSmith83, on Flickr
UID Object in Rhossignol Wood by SteveSmith83, on Flickr
Also found this, on the surface near Thiepval Wood which we've found online to be a German grenade...was left well alone and marked for someone who knows what they're doing to deal with!!
Thiepval by SteveSmith83, on Flickr