|Place made||Ottoman Empire: Turkey|
|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Turkish projectiles : Krithia, Gallipoli
Fifteen spent 7.65 x 53 mm Mauser projectiles.
These Turkish projectiles were found in January 1919 by Lieutenant William Hopkin James in a trench near Krithia at Helles. James was leading a small group from the Australian War Records Section. Their work at Gallipoli included taking photographs and collecting items for the national collection.
On the afternoon of 8 May the 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade (5, 6, 7 and 8 Infantry Battalions) advanced towards Krithia. Some 500 Australians were killed in this attack. Many of their bodies, being under direct enemy fire, could not be recovered until after the war.