47mm Italian Shell case : inscribed by Walter James Percival, 2nd AIF

Accession Number REL23972
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Brass, Lead
Place made Italy, Libya: Tobruk
Date made pre 1941; 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

An Italian 47 mm shell case on which is punched in small dots the words "TOBRUK / CIRENAICA / LIBIA / 1941", and "W.J.P / QX17507".

History / Summary

This type of shell was fired by an Italian 47 mm anti tank gun, and later inscribed by Walter James Percival at Tobruk with his service number and his record of service.