Manual for the Grenade

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Admin/Biog History Robert A. Hellard was the son of Robert and Mary Hellard and was born in Oshkosh circa 1885. He worked as an office boy for the Oshkosh Times newspaper in 1895 and then worked in his father's newsroom and book binding shop. He took over the business after his father's death. He enlisted in the 2nd Wisconsin National Guard and rose to the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant by 1916. He served in the Supply Company on the Mexican Border in 1916. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant July 28, 1917 and saw service during Wold War I with the 127th Supply Company, 32nd Division. He was 1st Lieutenant at the end of the war in 1918. His main interest was in music and he composed and published over 70 known pieces from 1905 - 1947. He worked in Oshkosh as a piano tuner until his death circa 1960.
Classification Archives
Collection Robert A. Hellard
Dates of Accumulation 1916-1918
Abstract French manual of instruction in the use of the grenade. Published by the Ministry of War in 1916. Veteran French soldiers trained American forces. This manual is illustrated with how to throw a grenade. used by 1st Lieutenant Robert A. Hellard, Supply Company, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Language French
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG57.6
Object Name Manual
People Hellard, Robert A.
Subjects 2nd Wisconsin National Guard
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
World War I
Military training
Title Manual for the Grenade
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