Specialist Training for 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment- The Bomber

Image- © IWM (Q 4156) Bombing party practising throwing bombs over a traverse at the training school, Wisques, near St. Omer, 28 August, 1916.

New photo of training on grenade throwing.  A very dangerous business apparently.  Captain Robert Mansergh MC bravely picked up a dropped Mills Bomb from a trench and threw it away before the fuse discharged.  On 18th August two men were killed and one died the next day during rifle grenade training. Others were wounded including Lieutenant Alan Holt MC

See Anniversary 18th/19th August 1916 Rifle Grenade Accident

Source: Specialist Training – The Bomber

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