Today in a junk shop in Ayvaliik, on the north Aegean coast of Turkey, I bought a very old belt buckle.(two photos attached) I noticed afterwards that it had the name Harrison hand-engraved on the back of it. Obviously, in Turkey, this name would be out of place. Ayvalik is along the coast from Gallipoli. It occurred to me that the buckle might have belonged to a soldier killed at Gallipoli. I googled Harrison/Gallipoli and found details of an Anzac soldier called Philip Henry Harrison, who was killed at Gallipoli in August 1915, and whose body was never found.
In order to check whether this is just an unfounded flight of fancy, I've been trying to find images of what Anzac belt buckles would have looked like in WW1, and came across this site. Can anyone tell me if this object is in fact a belt buckle, or from some other piece of military equipment? It looks quite similar to a Sam Browne buckle, but is obviously not the same. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me identify this object.