|Object ID #||1955.012.004|
|Object Name||Grenade, Antipersonnel|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Year Range from||1915|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Place of Origin||England, United Kingdom|
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"
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|
|Found||Europe (likely France)|
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.|