Grenade, Antipersonnel

Previous Next World War I Exhibit Page Home Search
Record 143/678
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Enlarge Image
Description Grenade, Defensive 1915: French made defensive action type grenade; cast iron ovoid shaped shell with exterior grooves to facilitate fragmentation (which would contain 50.8 grains of cheddite); automatic type fuse inserted in top with lead locking lug, early style swivel releasing lever, and safety ring and pin. French made grenades were issued to the American Expeditionary Forces because American grenades were not available.

Earl William Wyman was born in Oshkosh, WI on August 2, 1894, the son of William and Emma Barkman Wyman. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 132nd Infantry Regiment, 33rd "Prairie" Division during World War I.
Year Range from 1915
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Object ID 1414-3-T1
Object Name Grenade, Antipersonnel
Place of Origin France
People Wyman, Earl William
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ For access to this image, contact

NOTICE: This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities for educational and/or research purposes as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation without the permission of The Oshkosh Public Museum. 2005 Oshkosh Public Museum, All Rights Reserved   
Last modified on: December 12, 2009