THE War Memorial has this morning taken delivery of a 9.2 inch howitzer from the First World War.
The 9.2-inch artillery piece will join a gun from the colonial-period HMQS Gayundah and a 15-centimetre Kanone 16 (Krupp) German field gun as part of an outdoor installation in the Memorial’s Sculpture Garden to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Each object is a special specimen of the extraordinary technology used by troops throughout the First World War.
The 9.2-inch howitzer was the largest mobile field artillery piece in service with the armies of the British Empire and United States during the First World War. This particular object is the only known example of the production model of this gun.