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Lewis machine-gunners from the 1/9th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment, at Seaford Camp, 1922 (c)

Photograph, 1922 (c).

The Lewis Gun, with its distinctive barrel cooling shroud and top-mounted drum magazine, was the British Army's most widely used machine gun during World War One and the years immediately after. Each Lewis Gun required a team of two gunners, one to fire and one to carry ammunition and reload. All of the members of an infantry platoon would be trained in the use of the Lewis Gun so that they could take over if the usual gunners were killed or wounded.

From an album of 51 photographs relating to the 9th Bn Middlesex Regiment, 1922-1924.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1992-08-103-18


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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