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not sure if boer war or pre ww1http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-10499-0-63964200-1386846737.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-10499-0-37307900-1386846750.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-10499-0-52825800-1386846759.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-10499-0-86340500-1386846768.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2013/post-10499-0-18695800-1386846778.jpg

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I would say, Wolsey type, 1930s. Used by civilians, police and many other organisations all over the comonwealth.

Military Wolsey pattern helmets are marked with the broad Arrow and the size in the leather sweat band.

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A clear press photo from my collection, showing this type of "Wolsey" helmet being worn in 1937.

The text on the back reads:

Battalion arrivés home after 17 1/2 years of foreign service. After seventeen-and-a-half years of continuous foreign service, the 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment arrived home at Southampton. While abroad, they served in Malta, Turkey, India, Egypt and the Sudan. They were also present at "emergencies" in Constantinopel in 1920 and 1921, North West Frontier of India in 1930-1931 and the Western Desert (Egypt) 1935-1936.

PHOTO SHOWS: - Three officers and none men of the Battalion, who have served the whole 17 1/2 years abroad, coming ashore on their arrival at Southampton.

W February 20th 1937 PN.r.

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