Turkish horseshoe : Chain Burnu, Gallipoli

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Kilid Bahr Area, Maidos
Accession Number RELAWM00410.003
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Steel
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Horseshoe plate, roughly shaped like a tear drop. There are three holes on one side and four on the other to attach the shoe to the horse's hoof with nails and a hole in the centre approximately 19 mm in diameter. The pointed rear end of the shoe has been cut off. The horseshoe is rusted and corroded.

History / Summary

Turkish horse shoes found at a dump at Chain Burnu, near Maidos in January 1919 by members of the Australian War Records Section (AWRS). The small party of AWRS staff, led by Lieutenant William Hopkin James, worked on Gallipoli, taking photographs and collecting items for the national collection from December 1918 to March 1919.