Siege of Khartoum" and Gordon's death.
Battle of Omdurman" in 1898 (Among Kitchener's troops during the battle was a very young Lieutenant Winston Churchill).
The "Khartoum" Pencil was made from spent rifle cartridges gathered from the actual battle site.
South African War - or "Second Boer War", took place between 1899 & 1902, with Britain eventually defeating the two Boer states of South African Republic and Orange Free State.
Like the Khartoum pencil above, it is made from a battlefield relic. The cartridge is a 303 Mark II, the standard British Army bullet at the time. The pencil itself is silver and simply inserts into the shell casing. It is stamped "War Souvenir South Africa".
World War I - Princess Mary Pencil - In 1914, King George V's 17 year old daughter, Princess Mary, decided that each serving member of the Commonwealth Armed Forces should receive a Christmas Gift from "home".
Princess Mary Tins" and their contents were manufactured, assembled, and distributed to soldiers wherever they were serving. The contents of each box varied by rank, ethnic background of the soldier, gender, smoker/non-smoker, etc. Included in each box was a small bullet shaped pencil. The pencil casing was fashioned out of brass but was not an actual bullet casing. It was stamped with the Princess Mary Monogram. The small wooden pencil was held by a sterling silver "bullet tip".