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    recent pick up, 18pdr shell case gallipoli trench art
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    A nice early 18 Pr. Mark I, even if cut down. Filled once in November 1913, but the interesting thing is the Canadian government mark. I don't think there were any Canadians at Gallipoli.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Hi Tony, regarding canadian mark, my thoughts are that, having read elsewhere, early in the war there was a big demand for military equipment and supplies. The canadian procurement and supply system ie can.ordnance corps and army service corps tried to meet that demand and depots were set up in canada and england to call on supplies of british stores. This pre war marked case was probably one of these and gained canadian marks. Canada was supplied with 18pdrs pre war. Also inside of case has an ASC button. As to canadians at gallipoli the newfoundland regt arrived at suvla bay 19/9/15 and were among the last troops to leave. As newfounland was at the time regarded as a british dominion dependency it was still seen as canadian. Glad you liked the case. All the best Willie.

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    pic of asc button on inside of case which acts as a handle for lid inside
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    Very nice I have a similar one to the Royal Flying Corps ...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    One of the nicest pieces of 'trench art' I've ever seen.........!
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    Steve.

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    Hi bill, glad you like it, would be great if you could post your rfc item, as i am a big fan of ww1 aviation, cheers Willie

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    Hi steve, pleased you like also, looks like new, great piece, best of luck, Willie

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    Great piece of trench art from a terrible and disastrous campaign! Excellent pick up!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hi Wagriff, disastrous is not the word, much appreciated, cheers, Willie

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