This type of very heavy steel military helmet was used from 1916 to protect soldiers keeping watch in the trenches.

This military helmet belonged to Vincent Loranger, the son of Marie Grandmont and Charles-Enoch Loranger, a farmer and miller who had been a Zouave, of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade.

Vincent Loranger, who was a soldier in the 22nd regiment and enlisted in the Canadian contingent in June 1915, had just turned 20.

Seriously wounded in mid-June 1916 during the Battle of Mont Sorrel in Flanders, he died in London at Fulham Hospital on July 11, 1916.

The Canadian Army returned this military helmet to his family.

Donation from Eugénie Loranger
Musée Pierre-Boucher Collection
1978 491 C