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Object ID # 1955.012.004
Object Name Grenade, Antipersonnel
Title Mills Bomb
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Year Range from 1915
Year Range to 1918
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description Hand grenade known as the "Mills bomb" 5M-15/16. According to a typescript note typed in 1955 in the Deed file: "1 Mills Bomb (British) all explosives have been removed 5M-15/16"

Provenance The Mills bomb is a war souvenir brought home to Canada in 1919 by Arthur C. Husband of Kemble, Grey County, Ont. He was a veteran of the First World War. He died in 1920 and his war souvenirs were next kept by his father, Charles Husband.

Collection Firearms & Accoutrements, 20th-c Collection
Material Metal
Found Europe (likely France)
People Husband, Charles
Husband, Arthur
Subjects Great War
First World War
World War I (First World War/The Great War)
Function Originally intended as a hand grenade weapon, the Mills Bomb was adopted by the British army as its standard hand grenade in 1915. This example is a disarmed First World War souvenir that was brought home to Canada by Arthur Husband of the Kemble area of Grey County.