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Name:
Roy Helmer
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Riga
Age at Death:
81
Ranks:
Private and Lance-Corporal
Unit:
4th Yorks Regt., 8th Yorks Regt., 47th London Division, 1st Scottish Division, 15th Division Royal Artillery Signals
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Solicitor
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:
Private and Lance-Corporal, 4th Yorks Regt., Sept to Dec., 1914; Lieut., 8th Yorks Regt., Jan to Aug 1915; Brigade Signalling Officer, 47th London Division and 1th (Scottish) Division, Oct., 1915 to June 1918; In Charge 15th Division Royal Artillery Signals, Feb 1917 to June 1918 (Mentioned in Despatches, 1917; Military Cross, August, 1917)
Death Notice/Obituary:

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Family Details:
Notes:

Teesdale Mercury 4 AUGUST 1915 – Page 4:

'Lieutenant Roy H. Helmer, of the signaller? Staff was present at the Barnard Castle Police Court, on Wednesday, having a homely   ?   with members of the bar.  He arrived into Bramshot Common, Hampshire and will join the Overseas’ Expeditionary Force at  once.'

Teesdale Mercury 20 OCTOBER 1915 – Page 5:

'Lieutenant Roy H. Helmer is at the base, and Second-Lieutenant Bleaden, of the 17th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, nephew of the Rector of Romaldkirk, has joined the overseas’ expedition force.  Ten officers of this regiment have gone abroad.'

Sources:
Notes: Teesdale Mercury 4 AUGUST 1915 – Page 4; Notes: Teesdale Mercury 20 OCTOBER 1915 – Page 5;