In 1915 the War Office opened Park Hill Army Camp in Shropshire. By the end of the year 21,000 troops had arrived and training began in earnest.
The shell mentioned above weighed 18lbs. The Ordnance QF 18 pounder artillery piece was the standard British Empire field gun of the WW1 . It is therefore not surprising to find a shell of this vintage at an army camp established during WW1.
Unexploded ammunition finds, such as these shells, highlight the hazardous legacy at historic army camps and the need for risk management. The only way to ensure the greatest chance of identifying historic military activity is by commissioning a Brimstone Stage 1 Preliminary UXO Risk Assessment.