Remains of a Lewis Light Machine Gun found at Pozieres : 6 Battalion, AIF

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Accession Number RELAWM07657
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Metal
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: Western Front 1916: Pozieres Losses
Maker Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Remains of a Lewis Light Machine Gun. Badly rusted and damaged. Missing the butt and barrel jacket. The barrel and cooling fins are bent from possibly being run over by a vehicle. The centre disc from a 47 round ammunition drum magazine is still attached to the top of the gun. There is some white paint on the heel of the pistol grip.

History / Summary

This gun was used by the 6th Battalion AIF and found near the crossing of Chalk Pit Road and First Aid Trench at Pozieres on 16 August 1917.