108th (Madras Infantry) Regiment Victorian Officer's helmet plate circa 1878-81
A fine and scarce gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with large and small laurel wreaths. To the centre, '108' on crimson velvet within a strap 'Madras Infantry'. Mounted on the base , a bi-part scroll 'Central India'.
Three loops to reverse.
Became 2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on Friday 1st July, 1881. During the period this plate was worn, the regiment was commanded by Lt.Col. Henry Ernest Thesiger Williams; succeeded by Lt.Col. Henry Lock in June 1880. Both were given rank of Hon. Major-General.