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Lieutenant Alexis Hannum Helmer Plaque

Municipality/Province: Ottawa, ON

Memorial Number: 35059-238

Type: Plaque; brass

Address: 355 Cooper Street

Location: Dominion-Chalmers United Church

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 45.4170283   Long: -75.6950717

Contributor: Victoria Edwards

This brass plaque at Dominion-Chalmers United Church is dedicated to the memory of Alexis Hannum Helmer, whose death was the inspiration for John McCrae’s poem, “In Flanders Fields”. It was erected by the parishioners of Dominion Methodist Church (now Dominion-Chalmers United Church), sometime after the First World War.

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In loving memory of Alexis Hannum Helmer
Lieut 2nd Battery 1st Field Artillery Brigade
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Fell in action near Yprs May 2nd 1915
Aged 22 years

“Be God’s gentleman and the King’s gentleman”

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