BRITISH WWI VICTORIA CROSS WINNER’S BRODIE HELMET.
A very well known helmet belonging to Private R.G.Masters of 141st Field Ambulance Army Service Corps. This helmet photographed on a double page spread on page 178 and 179 of Helmets of the First World War by Michael J. Hazelgrove and Branislav Radovic. Four piece cover over the Brodie helmet with the Red Cross insignia sewn onto the front of the helmet, complete with its original lining, the leather strap is missing with a label, as shown in the book, reading ‘P.T.E. R.G.Masters 141.Field.AM A.S.C.’ He won his Victoria Cross for repeatedly collecting wounded under fire in his ambulance on the 9th April 1918 near Bethune. Slight shredding to the edge of the cover through rust flooding through, which has also flooded through the cover on the main bowl.
Code: 68726 Price: 2850.00 GBP