I like it. Nice marked with the soldiers name too, always adds something personal to it. Never seen a leather patch on a canteen, is it stiched on? Maybe the woolen cover was worn through, and they patched it up?
Nice original canteen and cup first time I have seen a leather patch could be also to protect clothing and obvisly to cover up hole in cover. My problem I have too many canteens without cups! good one. Canteen is earlier than cup cup is late war I like them. timothy