Captured German Field Gun, Froghall

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Date:1916

Description:This captured field gun is strapped on the back of a railway wagon, pictured on the Froghall Junction line between Froghall Junction and Froghall Wharf in the Churnet valley. The sign attached to the gun reads: '77mm German Field Gun captured at Loos by 15th Division on Sept 25th 1915'. The gun was used to recruit more soldiers for Staffordshire and Cheshire regiments in 1916.

From left to right: Harry and Amy Shaw, Ivy and Nina Birch, and Eva Smith.

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Image courtesy of: Mr Basil S Jeuda

Donor ref:P2016.003.0061 (37/30443)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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