steel helmet, Mk1, with hessian cover, King's Royal Rifle Corps
helmet, cover, capbadge
steel helmet painted khaki; covered with heesian cover; KRRC cap adge on red backing on front, attached to cover; brown leather chinstrap
Steel shrapnel helmet associated with the First World War service of C R Tobitt. Tobitt was commissioned into King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) circa 1915 and transferred to Royal Engineers (RE) 1916, serving with 62 Field Company at Ypres, Arras, Messines, Somme, St Quentin and La Madeleine. Before he died he donated a trench gramophone to the Imperial War Museum which is currently on display in First World War galleries.