TCD MS 10516 folio 19 verso
[22nd August 1916] It appears that a very large number of bombs were tested after the previous explosion at these defence works. Some were found to be unreliable. These were buried. Our men were repairing the defences and as they were manipulating the barbed-wire posts one of the buried bombs suddenly exploded. The covering of earth broke the force of the explosion; in fact I first thought that all the wounds were caused by fragments of grit rather than actual pieces of the bomb. What infernal machines these are! This is now the third serious accident here during the hot weather.
A sequel to this accident is sad. After several pieces of bomb were at intervals removed from various parts of the bodies of the wounded men, they were on the high road to recovery. One had his eye removed, and when /