Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Elton Williams Helmer

In memory of:

Lieutenant Elton Williams Helmer

August 8, 1918

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

23rd Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Mr. F. F. Helmer, of St. George St., Toronto, Ontario. Born at Lockport, New York, U.S.A.

Commemorated on Page 588 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

I. I. 1.

Location:

The village of Caix is situated about 28 kilometres south-east of Amiens, midway between the N29, Amiens to St. Quentin road, and the D934, Amiens to Roye road. The CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY is south of the village. From the centre of the village on the main road, D28, in the direction of Beaucourt en Santerre, turn left at the D41 in the direction of Le Quesnel. About 200 metres along this road is the local communal cemetery and the first CWGC signpost will be found. Turn left just before the local cemetery and follow the side road where the CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY will be found on the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)– Photograph - published October 2nd, 1918 in the Toronto Star newspaper.
  • Commemorative Plaque– "The bronze memorial tablet, sacred to the memory of those members of our congregation, who laid down their lives in the recent great war, and subscribed for by the members of the congregation"-this statement appeared in a 1922 church publication.
  • All Saints' Church's  Montage– All Saints' Church was established in 1872 as an Anglican church and is located at 315 Dundas Street East in downtown Toronto. 196 members of the church served in World War I, and 28 lost their lives. The 1922 WWI memorial tablet can be seen in this photo.
  • Grave marker
  • Cemetery– Caix British Cemetery

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