Both sides of the helmet have LSH stenciled on them in white paint. I remember looking into this at some point a few years ago and was told by a historian that it stands for Lord Strathcona’s Horse, a Canadian mounted regiment that fought with the British Expeditionary Force in the first World War. Now that I’m into this hobby, I’ve done some research and confirmed that it must be an Mk1. It has the split rivets holding the chin strap on, and a small rivet at the top of the helmet holding the liner in place.
It has an engraved stamp that appears to say HH/09 which I believe must be the steel manufacturer mark.
I pulled back the black lining and on the side within it there is a red stamp, but the marking is almost impossible to read. Am I to assume this is the original inspector’s mark? It looks like the word “steel” might be in there, with some other numbers and/or letters.
Can anyone give me their thoughts or comments on this helmet?
I’m also looking to pair it with a gas mask for future display. But I wonder if Canadian mounted were issued gas masks, and if so, if they used the standard Small Box Respirator from the British. Anyone have any info on that?
Thanks a bunch for any help, this forum looks great!