|Place||Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli|
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half-plate negative|
|Place made||Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Two soldiers sit beside a pile of empty tins cutting up barbed wire for jam tin bombs. The bombs ...
Two soldiers sit beside a pile of empty tins cutting up barbed wire for jam tin bombs. The bombs were made near the beach, a spot popularly known as the 'bomb factory' near Anzac Cove. All the old jam tins and other used containers were used to make bombs which were then filled with fragments of Turkish shells and enemy barbed wire which had been cut into small lengths. The soldier on the right, working at the anvil is possibly 1942 Private Harry Edward Feutrill, 11th Batallion of Kalgoorlie, WA. An electrician prior to enlistment on 28 January 1915, Pte Feutrill landed at Gallipoli with the 5th reinforcements on 22 June. He was appointed Lance Corporal in February 1916, Corporal in September of the same year, Sergeant in February 1917, 2nd Lieutenant in August and Lieutenant on 1 November 1918. He returned to Australia on 1 June 1919, having served with the 11th Battalion for his entire war service.