|Place||Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Scrubby Knoll|
First World War, 1914-1918
Cartridge clips : Scrubby Knoll, Gallipoli
Two rusted and damaged .303 cartridge clips. There are small patches of dried mud on each clip.
These Australian cartridge clips form part of a larger group of items collected at Scrubby Knoll in 1919. The clips were found near the summit of Scrubby Knoll and may indicate the furthest point reached by Australians on 25 April 1915. Turkish bullets were also found nearby. The Turkish commander, Essad Pasha, had his Headquarters there through the campaign.
The items were collected on 28 February 1919 by The Australian Historical Mission (AHM). The AHM, led by Official Historian C E W Bean, visited Gallipoli from February to March 1919 to collect items for the nation, to record the area through artworks and photographs, and to explore the battlefields to answer some of the 'riddles of Anzac' for the Australian official history of the war.