After promising my wife that I wasn't going to purchase any more helmets for a little while, I "accidentally" bought this one off eBay this week. It didn't seem overly expensive so I expected someone to outbid me but I was the only bidder. It did have a questionable net which maybe kept people away but I think it helped me as it also hid the serial number and name.
It arrived yesterday and I'm pretty happy with the condition its named to 17557 Cpl Price, A J which after a ww2 nominal role check indicated as Corporal Alfred John PRICE RAAF born 1/3/1908 in Perth WA, enlisted 26/8/40 in Mount Lawley Perth WA and discharged 31/1/46. When I get a chance I will apply for his records to see where he served.
I have a couple of concerns which I hope someone can help with.
It has Mk III chin strap lugs but they aren't dated, is this normal? I've only seen dated ones.
The serial number looks old to me but I'm no expert. You can still see the stencil to ensure it was put on straight which looks similar to lead pencil but I could be wrong.
Any comments welcome