Vern, I think it was the same as "hand grenade" squad. Maybe they used explosives to blow holes in the wire entanglements as well .. Have to look it up.
Similarly, a Canadian officer claimed that in a nine
man grenade squad, the two throwers should follow the
instructions of, and prepare the way for, the two 'bayonet
In practice it depended on circumstances. The
rifle was far more accurate at a far greater range, and it
took far longer to use up one man's stock of rifle ammunition.
But at short range a single grenade was far more
lethal than a single round of rifle ammunition, especially
in a confined space, and it was ideal for attacking an
enemy concealed behind cover or inside a pill-box.
The "bomb" squad was an attacking group with some tossing grenades and others with only rifles and bayonets this site suggests. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1 ... 9308445679