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Shell fragment, 1916

This piece of World War One (1914-1918) shell hit Sergeant Louis Henry Jones of the Royal Engineers' helmet on 16 August 1916. The British had adopted a steel helmet in September 1915 to protect soldiers against airburst shrapnel and debris. Far fewer soldiers suffered head injuries.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2001-01-399-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=2001-01-399-1