WWI Artillery Shell Found in Wiltshire Garden

An artillery shell dating from WWI was found in the back garden of a house in Sutton Benger, Wiltshire.  The device, reported to be a Ordnance Quick Firing 13-Pounder, was hidden beneath some conifer trees.

Wiltshire was a major accommodation and training base for the British Army during WWI, much as it is today.  It is possible that the shell is a souvenir brought back to the house by a former resident.

The shell, filled with cordite, was destroyed in a controlled explosion by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

See: http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/15237858.WW1_shell_found_and_detonated_in_Sutton_Benger_garden/