1st (Hallamshire) Volunteer Battalion Officers Helmet Plate 1883-1901

The helmet plate is made of silver 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 Proper 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 wreath is a silver universal scroll with the words ‘The York and Lancaster Regiment’ and below it a second scroll with the words ‘1st Volunteer Battalion’. It is notable that the ‘1st Volunteer Battalion’ scroll is a separate piece that is soldered below the ‘The York and Lancaster Regiment’ scroll.