I’m trying to find out more information on the attached items. The have been variously referred to as either sewing kits , or Vesta match containers, which were issued to troops in either the Boer war or WW1. One is known which contains needle and thread, so the sewing kit is correct. On the other hand, the dimples around the rim of the head, are reported to be for striking the matches.
There are supposedly two versions, one brass, for general issue, and the plated one for officer use. There is a possibility the case shown is a composite of both types.
Any information would be appreciated.