Turkish identity disc : Lone Pine

Accession Number RELAWM00411
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Tin
Maker Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Oval tin identity disc marked in Arabic script with a series of numbers and letters. The legible numbers are 4, 5 and 96. The top of the disc is pierced with two suspension holes which appear to have been made with a nail. Both front and rear surfaces are stained with accretion.

History / Summary

One of three Turkish identity discs recovered from the Lone Pine trench system in 1919 by Charles Bean and the Australian Historical Mission upon their return to Gallipoli.