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British Officer Royal Engineers Helmet - Victoria Cross Recipient

Regular price $2,499.00

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Original Item: One Only! A high quality spiked top blue cloth helmet complete with leather and silk lining. Royal Engineers Helmet Plate and chained chin scales contained in Original steel Transit Case with Maker's data shield of "T.A.Guthrie, Army Clothiers, 12 Cork Street, London," (just around the corner from Saville Row).

 

The original owner was Born 1836 in Essex England, CHARLES AUGUSTUS GOODFELLOW. As a young Lieutenant in the Bombay Engineers awarded Britain's highest award for Valor, the Victoria Cross on 6th.October 1859 after an attack on the Fortress of Beyt during the Indian Mutiny of 1857-59; a glorious start to a memorable Military career during the Victorian era. Died with the rank of Lieutenant General in 1915. An extremely scarce original Helmet being that it belonged to one of Britain's Victoria Cross heroes. Item comes complete with copies of the Official Record describing the award of the British Army's highest award for Valor.

 

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