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Name:
Roy Helmerow Helmer
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R H
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Acting-Captain; Captain
Unit:
R.E. Signals; 8th Yorkshire Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Beckwatch, Romaldkirk
Civilian Employment:
Silicitor
Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

Married to Alice Sevier, who was captured after an attempted escape from Russia. Their story can be found here.

 

 

Notes:

Roy enlisted in the public School's battalion in September 1914 and was gazetted into the 8th Yorks. in December that year. He was made signalling officer in May 2015.

He was awarded the Military Cross in September 1917 for persistence in laying telephone cables under heavy shellfire. The Mercury reported that "His efforts have been met with success owing to his gallantry and perseverance".

Teesdale Mercury-30/09/1914: Local and other notes; enrolment

Teesdale Mercury-23/12/1914: Local and other notes:  Gazetted to 8th Yorks

Teesdale Mercury-03/03/1915: Local and other notes:  Home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-26/05/1915: Local and other notes:  Made signalling Officer

Teesdale Mercury-21/07/1915: The War:  Romaldkirk Roll of Honour

Teesdale Mercury-04/08/1915: Local and other notes:  Present Barnard Castle Police Courts

Teesdale Mercury-25/08/1915: Local and other notes:  Transferred to general list

Teesdale Mercury-20/10/1915: Local and other notes:  At the base

Teesdale Mercury-24/05/1916: Local and other notes:  Home leave

Teesdale Mercury-22/11/1916: Local and other notes:  On leave

Teesdale Mercury-23/05/1917: Local and other notes:  Home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-06/06/1917: Local and other notes:  Mention in Haigh's mentions

Teesdale Mercury-12/09/1917: Local and other notes:  Awarded Military Cross

Teesdale Mercury-16/01/1918: Local and other notes:  Honoured for gallant deeds

Teesdale Mercury-20/02/1918: Local and other notes:  Advice about Willie Alderson

Teesdale Mercury-10/07/1918: Local and other notes:  Returned from the front

Teesdale Mercury-19/02/1919: Local and other notes:  Arrived home

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Absent Voters List 1918, Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Teesdale Mercury 16.01.1918 - Page 6: Column 2; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Absent Voters List 1918, Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Teesdale Mercury 16.01.1918 - Page 6: Column 2; Ranks: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Absent Voters List 1918, Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Offi; Teesdale Mercury 16.01.1918 - Page 6: Column 2; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Absent Voters List 1918, Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Absent Voters List 1918, Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Unit: Absent Voters List 1918, Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Campaign Medals: Absent Voters List 1918, Richmond Division (North Yorkshire County Record Office); Teesdale Mercury 16.01.1918 - Page 6: Column 2;