A lot of old soldiers talk about having a bit of shrapnel left in them from their wartime holidays overseas but this guy might have the record. 6oz of shrapnel still in him when he died. Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death - Telegraph "Mr Brown told loved ones he still had a 'bullet' in his leg and asked his grandchildren not to sit on his knee because of the pain it caused. But when he died last week aged 94 his family had him cremated and were stunned when staff handed them back a big bag of shrapnel. The bag contained a whopping 6oz of bomb shrapnel that he had been carrying around for 60 years. " That had to hurt.