WW1 BRITISH DIV. MARKED BRODIE COMBAT HELMET
An outstanding condition, WW1 British Brodie, combat, service helmet with painted divisional marking to the front crown of the helmet.
The marking is for service with the 58th London Division.
Helmet is complete and shows honest field service and has been well stored / cared for in the intervening years.
Helmet shell has 75% original paint finish remaining to both the interior and exterior, with only light surface rust to various areas. The crown has two shallow dents.
Interior is with its untouched liner and is complete with its original leather chin strap, which has broken to one side adjacent to its securing loop.
To the front crown is a hand painted divisional making for the 58th London Div. the formation sign being with some chipping and light rusting in keeper with the rest of the helmet finish.
Helmets with these larger formation, markings are extremely rare to now encounter.
Helmet is sold for static display only....not for wear under any circumstances !
The 58th London Division was formed of second line battalions which initially saw service on the East Coast of the UK.
Embarking for France in January 1917 it saw service, with distinction, in various engagements, to include III Battle of Ypres, Menin Road Ridge and Passchendale, amongst others.
In September 1918 the Division was involved in the capture of Posieres.
This is a SOLD Item.
It is currently on view in Mons Military Antiques ‘Archive Pages’ of previously stocked and sold items....For items currently on sale from Mons’ go to the ‘On-Line Shop’ pages !