Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS802
TitleGrenade course notebook
Extent1 volume
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DescriptionVolume containing manuscript notes and diagrams made by Lance Corporal R. Lambert while studying on a training course at the Grenade School in Otley, Yorkshire.

Topics covered include explanations of types of explosives, detonators and fuses; exercises in trench clearing, including how to bomb different types of trenches; and descriptions of grenades in use by the British and Germans; descriptions of gas attacks and methods of defence against attack; and a list of safety precautions. In addition to the manuscript notes, there are both hand drawn diagrams and sketches and, for some of the grenades, printed diagrams.

This volume is a rare surviving record of military training during the First World War.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers.
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryFarnley Camp at Otley in Yorkshire housed the Northern Command Gas and Grenade School during the First World War
AcquisitionPurchased October 2009
Related MaterialOtley Museum holds a number of items in its collection relating to the Grenade School including an account dated May 1918-March 1919 by Sgt. J. Powell, Royal Berkshire Regiment sent to Northern Command School of Anti-Gas and Bombing as a physical training instructor, 1918-19; a programme for Sports and Camp Fire, 21 August 1918; an autograph book of Northern Command Grenade School, 1916-17; and various photographs.