A Webley gun,.455, Mk. VI


During the excavations on the Cross Roads site in 2003, the remains of three soldiers of the Royal Sussex regiment were found. The remains were buried on top of each other, face-up and head to toe. One of the individuals carried a well preserved .455-inch Webley Mark VI service revolver, in an open top holster (Case, Brown, Pistol, Land Service, Mark II). The weapon was loaded, which illustrates that this soldier was on highest alert. A small ammunition pouch was attached to his waist belt (pattern 1914), containing six additional Webley bullets.