The helmet plate is made of silver and is an 8 pointed star with a laurel wreath and circlet surmounted by a Queen Victoria Crown that displaces the top point of the star. The circlet has the words ‘1 Hallamshire V.B. York and Lancaster’. The middle of the circlet is solid with a Union Rose with a gilt centre.
The helmet has fittings of silver plate indicating it was used by a volunteer battalion.