Madras Horse Artillery Helmet of the East India Company dated to 1838 on display at the Museum of Liverpool

Artillery companies under the Presidency Army, the military force of the East India Company, were different to other regiments as they often were not segregated by race. European soldiers worked alongside Indian soldiers in the field.

Initially these companies were just expected to man the walls of East India Company trading stations and facotries, however they were quickly required to fight in the field supporting the Company’s aggresive expansion.

The helmet is done in the classical style, emulating a romantic image of Roman helmets, with the red mane falling done to the righ hand side. 

Photographs taken by myself 2019


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