Most officer helmets
are unmarked. It seems as if the owner of this helmet
had a fetish for marking his helmet. The name W. Fhrh.
von Ebner is all over this helmet. In pencil, and
in a purple ink stamp. Glenn Jewison sent this research:
"The only "W" I can
find serving in 1905 is one Hauptmann Wolfram Freiherr
Ebner von Eschenbach who was an artillery officer.
Born in 1871 he was in the 3. Feld-Artillerie-Regiment
By 1914 he was "at disposal" status and
serving as a librarian at the Bavarian Army Library
and probably remained there throughout the war."
Is this the guy???