A First War Mark II 43rd Infantry Battalion Helmet
British-made, steel, non-magnetic, in bluish-gray, very smooth finish, stenciled 43rd Infantry Battalion "Cameron Highlanders" insignia in black paint on the front. The protective edge of the helmet in a magnetic steel. Inside, steel-framed cradle supporting a blackened canvas liner with underlying cotton linen support and leather backer, mesh support with drawstring, stamped "BS 52" ("BS" indicating the manufacturer, W. Beardmore & Company Limited of Glasgow (1916-1919); and "52" the steel batch number) on the underside of the helmet at the back, with pressed white fabric and rubber ring in the dome. The original leather chinstrap along with its hardware remains intact, the chinstrap remaining relatively supple. Helmet measures 295 mm x 307 mm x 120 mm, exhibiting contact marks and surface wear along with scattered surface rust on both sides, with a series of dents and paint loss on top, light crazing in the leather chinstrap from active use, as worn.