A very fine example of an Officer's post 1902 Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet. The helmet is complete with gilt metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. To the front, a gilt metal eight pointed star, helmet plate, to the centre the regimental device on a field of black velvet. Below the Garter a silver scroll inscribed “The Worcestershire Regiment”. To the interior a leather sweatband, with crimson cotton edging. Tailor’s details of Hawkes and paper label with ink name “Crawshay 1/ Worc”. Gilt to the helmet plate remains very bright, gilt furniture, slightly dulled. This actual helmet is illustrated on page 42 of “Badges of the Worcestershire Regiment" by R.W. Bennett and is attributed to Major H. Crawshay, born in 1873. He was commissioned in 1894, served in South Africa, promoted Captain June 1900 and resigned his commission in 1909. He was recalled to the Regiment and served during the Great War and was awarded the DSO.
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