I do not think its a bullet hole entry
Nothing to say this helmet was being worn when the damage was caused or in fact how it was caused !!
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
Hi and welcome to the forum,a nice relic helmet you have there,although i would personally say that i would not be to keen on having what could possibly be a KIA lid. Just seems a bit to much for me. That said i think yours just may be a hole caused by a potshot with a low calibre weapon without the worst of outcomes! Leon.
Looks more like the end of a pick axe !!
It was found in a barn in a village where germans have been fighting partisans. A 7,62x54 round perfectly fits in the hole.
Those are old pics, i will take some new. Helm is a bit darker now since i oiled it.