Shoalhaven News

WW1 Pistol Handed In to Police

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A world war one pistol that had been missing for 70 years has turned up in the home of a Nowra family in the process of moving house.

The descendants of Australian serviceman Corporal William Jones were surprised to find the Bayard .38 calibre semi-automatic weapon in an old workbench.

Family members have told police that Corporal Jones served in WWI and was given the Bayard pistol as a memento of his service after another Australian Soldier intervened when a wounded German Solider attempted to shoot Corporal Jones with the pistol.