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  • Other Name

    Sectioned German aeroplane bomb, WW1

    13/2278 2nd Lieut. WW Averill, Auckland Mounted Rifles and 46219 2nd Lieut. Leslie CL Averill, NZ Rifle Brigade, NZEF

  • Description

    Sectioned German aeroplane bomb, WW1

    small aeroplane bomb with section cut out to show working

    Note: fits onto dropping device (W0783)

  • Place
  • Associated Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    24 Sep 1929
  • Other Id

    W0407 (war)

  • Department
  • Display Room
bomb, 1929.35, W0407, © Auckland Museum CC BY

Images and documents



  • Display location

    Scars on the Heart 1

  • Credit Line
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira,1929.35, W0407
  • Place
  • Date
  • Associated Notes

    Sectioned German aeroplane [Zeppelin] bomb, WW1

    Donors served during WW1: 2nd Lieut. WW Averill 13/2278 enlisted with the Auckland Mounted Rifles and served as a Chaplain, while his brother 2nd Lieut. Leslie CL Averill 46219, served with the NZ Rifle Brigade [1918-1919]. receiving the Military Cross for bravery at Bapaume, and was later the first New Zealander to Averill was the first to enter the town of Le Quesnoy from a scaling ladder. In Le Quesnoy Averill helped round up over 700 prisoners.

  • Associated Event
    WW1; 1914-1918
  • Associated Person
  • Associated Place
  • Associated Date
  • Period
  • Measurement Description
    length: 624mm
    width (at fins): 115mm
    width (widest part at top of bomb): 130mm
  • Measurement Reading




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  • Last Update
    15 May 2023
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