Turkish metal identity disc : Lone Pine, Gallipoli

Accession Number REL36904
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Tin
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: The Anzac Story: Gallipoli: Life at Anzac 1
Maker Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Rectangular tin identity disc with rounded corners and a suspension hole punched into one top end. The disc is impressed with arabic numbers which translate to '77 / 1 / 3 / 824'. 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.