The helmet plate is made of gilt metal and is an 8 pointed star with a laurel wreath and Garter surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown that displaces the top point of the star. The Garter has the motto ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’. In the middle of the Garter is the Union Rose, in silver with a gilt centre, on a black velvet background.
Fixed to the bottom of the wreath is a silver universal scroll with the words ‘The York and Lancaster Regiment’. The helmet has gilt fittings indicative of use in a regular battalion and would have been used by an officer in either the 1st and 2nd Battalion.