German 21cm Mortar, 1918

German 21cm Mortar, 1918 (HM1DND)

Location: Enniskillen, WA BT74 7ER Fermanagh
Country: United Kingdom

N 54° 20.764', W 7° 38.716'

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Captured during the Great War 1914-1918
Presented in commemoration of the award of the
Victoria Cross
on 29th October, 1914 to
Lieutenant J.A.O. Brooke
2nd Battn. The Gordon Highlanders

"For conspicuous bravery and great ability near Gheluvelt, on the 29th October in leading two attacks on the German trenches under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, regaining a lost trench at a very critical moment. He was killed on that day.

By his marked coolness and promptitude on this occasion Lieutenant Brooke prevented the enemy from breaking through our line at a time when a general counter-attack could not have been organized.

London Gazette, 18th February, 1915

This Mortar stood outside Colebrooke House until presented on indefinite loan to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum by Viscount Brookeborough in February, 1976.

Length...........6 metres
Weight...........4458kg
Range............9400 metres
Weight of Shell..83.5kg
Rate of Fire.....2 rounds per minute
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HM NumberHM1DND
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Placed ByRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 588061 N 6022872
Decimal Degrees54.34606667, -7.64526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 20.764', W 7° 38.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 20' 45.84" N, 7° 38' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)360, 425
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1143 Castle Barracks, Enniskillen WA BT74 7ER, GB
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