Enniskillen in Fermanagh And Omagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
German 77mm Light Artillery Gun
This gun was originally a German 77mm Light Artillery Gun from the first world war [sic].
It was captured in Belgium in 1918 by men of the Inniskillings in the 36th (Ulster) Division. The gun was placed in the Regimental Depot of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Omagh (St Lucia Barracks).
At the approach of the second world war [sic] it was removed to Woolrich Arsenal, London and converted for coastal artillery.
This is what you see now.
After the war it was returned to the Regimental Depot before its removal here after the Depot closed.
In the museum, on the first floor, you will see empty shell cases from the first world war [sic] for such a gun. They are in case 1.6, item number 39. These were popular souvenirs for the soldiers, who often engraved them with their name and regiment.
Gun weight: approx. 1 tonne, horse drawn
Shell weight: 6.5kg (14.4 lbs) high explosive, shrapnel or smoke
Range: 7 kms (4.5 miles)
Rate of fire: 5 rounds/minute
Erected by Enniskillen Castle Museums.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Man-Made Features • War, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 54° 20.77′ N, 7° 38.717′ W. Marker is in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in Fermanagh And Omagh. Marker is on the grounds of Enniskillen Castle Museums, off Wellington Road (A4) at the River Erne. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Enniskillen, Northern Ireland BT74 7HL, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Watergate and Flag of St George (a few steps from this marker); German 21cm Mortar, 1918 (a few steps from this marker); South Africa War Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Cole's Monument (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Welcome to Irvinestown (approx. 13.9 kilometers away); Centenary Gardens House 2 (approx. 14 kilometers away); Centenary Gardens House 1 (approx. 14 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enniskillen.
Also see . . .
1. Enniskillen Castle Museums. (Submitted on March 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 7.7cm German Field Gun. (Submitted on March 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.