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Old 27-11-23, 09:23 PM
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Default 1st VOLUNTEER BATTALION, KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY

Hi Collectors,

Just arrived via UPS from the United Kingdom and into my collection, an officer's post 1887 home service helmet to the 1st Volunteer Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. This is an all-original example with original helmet plates, no mothing, no additional hole and completely devoid of any damage... comments, please...

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David
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Old 27-11-23, 10:22 PM
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Superb helmet and badge, thanks for sharing it.

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Old 28-11-23, 01:58 AM
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Superb helmet and badge, thanks for sharing it.

Rob
Hi Rob,

Thank you for taking time to look at the helmet in this post, I appreciate your very kind remarks!

Cheers,

David
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David, You continue to amaze me with your growing collection!!! One word - Awesome!!!

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David, You continue to amaze me with your growing collection!!! One word - Awesome!!!

Terry
Hi Terry!!

THANK YOU!!! The collection is a work in progress... I have had the good fortune to have a contact in the United Kingdom that has pointed me in the direction of some absolutely superb helmets as of late. I always appreciate your very positive and affirming comments... very pleased you are enjoying my collection... you should come to my side of the city sometime and see it in person!

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Absolutely splendid David. Thanks for sharing such a pristine gem.

The dating I thought for this helmet plate was 1883 to 1891.

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Absolutely splendid David. Thanks for sharing such a pristine gem.

The dating I thought for this helmet plate was 1883 to 1891.

Cheers Dean
Hi Dean,

THANK YOU for stopping and taking time to look at my post of the newest addition to my collection... and thank you for your very kind, very generous remarks!

As to the dating of the helmet and the helmet plate in particular, I think I am correct in that this helmet plate reflects the 1887 change in regimental title from "The South Yorkshire Regiment" to "The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry" and the removal of the small scroll that appeared below the bugle horn inscribed "Cede Nullis" on pre-1887 officer's home service helmet plates. Hope this is helpful.

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David
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That looks like a lovely green cloth helmet to me - nice plate too
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Hi Mike,

I appreciate you very kind remarks! So pleased you enjoyed seeing the latest helmet to be included in my collection!

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David
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I stand corrected thanks David, you are absolutely correct.

I was going off another source I had been researching on 1st VB formation from the 3rd Administrative Battalion West Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps.

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I stand corrected thanks David, you are absolutely correct.

I was going off another source I had been researching on 1st VB formation from the 3rd Administrative Battalion West Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps.

Best regards Dean
Hi Dean,

Thank you, glad I could help re-orient your "research compass". I think, for me, living in the United States with a somewhat limited access to research materials and sources such as regimental museums and regimental associations, libraries and the like, tracing regimental linages can become a bit problematic and very confusing given the amalgamations, reforms, name changes and simple re-ordering of the words in official regimental titles... and unofficial! I would be interested in seeing the results of your 3rd Administrative Battalion, West Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps research, if you care to share it.

In the meantime, enjoy a grand day and as always,

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David
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Yorkshire West Riding

And the others can be reached from: The consolidation of the Rifle Volunteers in 1880
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Hi Henk,

Thank you for suppling these two links to Yorkshire West Riding linage... most useful, very interesting and most helpful information. Much appreciated!

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