WORLD WAR I
Helmet

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Description Model 1917 Steel Helmet: stamped steel one-piece helmet with rounded crown with flared visor around edges; leather chin strap with metal buckle attached to two swivels mounted inside; black oilcloth, leather, and cotton web liner secured to top of crown.

Used by Harold R. Nichols, Company A, 119th Machinegun Battalion, 32nd Division during World War I.
The 119th Machine Gun Battalion was formed from the 6th Wisconsin Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard and was commanded by Major Percy C. Atkinson. Harold R. Nichols enlisted on June 9, 1917 and was assigned to Company A, 119th Machinegun Battalion, 32nd Division. He served in France from February 19, 1918 until May 21, 1919. He was discharged on June 1, 1919. He is first listed in the Oshkosh City Directory with his wife Maeta T. Nichols in 1940. He died in Oshkosh circa 1975.
Dimensions H-4.5 W-11.5 L-12 inches
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Material Steel/Leather/Wool/Felt/Cotton
Object ID 6213-4
Object Name Helmet
People Nichols, Harold R.
Used Nichols, Harold R.
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