I am new to both the forum scene and the collectors scene so please forgive me if this is a repeated question on one of the forums I have not read. I have always been a history nut and have always been interested in WWI particularly. I was browsing an antique store in Radium BC and I stumbled upon this gem. The label said that it was a Brodie, WWI helmet and I snapped at the opportunity of purchasing my first relic. Now I know the general details about this helmet for example. it has a soldiers name on the inside of the helmet, and it is labelled 13th battalion referring to the "Canadian Highlanders" but thats really the full extent of my knowledge about this piece. Would anyone be so kind as to tell me about the Canadian Highlanders, and about the helmet itself as well as dates it was used and what the symbols could mean like "FKS 31". And could anyone speculate as too why the strap might be broken and the inner parts missing? could it have been ripped out in battle? would that be commonplace? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time guys!
Regards, A. Smith