Pith helmet with bullet hole

Description
This pith helmet features a red embroidered Somerset Light Infantry badge. It was worn by Lance Corporal Mabey of the 2nd Somersetshire Light Infantry during the Boer War. In 1900 he was wounded during operations to relieve the besieged town of Ladysmith. He was lucky to survive. The helmet was manufactured by Peninsula Hat Manufacturing, Calcutta.
Accession Loan No.
TTNMM : SLI/399
Simple Name
helmet and badge
Common Name
pith helmet with bullet hole
Production Person Surname
Peninsula Hat Manufacturing
Production Country
India
Material
cork, pith, textile
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Collection Class
Twentieth Century
Production Town
Calcutta
Production Continent
Asia
Production Date
1900
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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