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Lieut Edwin Arthur Griffiths, 10th SWB attd 115 TMB


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According to the report on accidental or self-inflicted injuries, Lieut E A Griffiths was 'feeding his gun' when the second round exploded in the barrel and killed him instantly.

Statements given at the time explained that:

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What is meant by the last 2 sentences of the first witness? Fused and ringed? Green cartridge?

TIA

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The rings were rings of explosive charge of ballistite which were attached to the shell. The green relates to the colour/power of the charge which was red or green. have a look at this page. It should tell you what you need. Don't know hiow to make a link on mail so youi'll have to type manually!

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/smortar.htm

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