|Place||Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli|
|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 nitrate|
Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W)
|Date made||17 December 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A delayed action device, commonly called a drip rifle, invented by Lance Corporal William Charles ...
A delayed action device, commonly called a drip rifle, invented by Lance Corporal William Charles Scurry (later Captain W C Scurry MC DCM) of the 7th Battalion, AIF, for firing a rifle by means of weights operated through water escaping from one tin into another. A rifle could be left to operate 20 minutes after the device was set. Six rifles were left by 3rd Brigade to fire following the departure of the last party.