|Place||Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Meteren|
|Date made||pre 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
7.6 cm Minenwerfer (Trench Mortar) Shell
Empty German light trench mortar shell.
German light trench mortar shell [now empty], which fell in the lines of 1st Bn in the Mootenscken- Meteren sector on the night of the 1st- 2nd July, 1918, wounding Captain R.M.G. Stewart in the arm; had the shell exploded it would have caused casualties to other officers, including another Coy Commander and several American officers.
The light minenwerfer was used in great numbers by the German army, to provide close tactical support to front line trenches, and through its high arcing fire, to suppress Allied positions.