Private Sydney Helleur

Private Sydney Helleur served in the 42nd battalion Black Watch (Montreal) in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War One. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His service number was 228751.

Born on December 28th, 1898 in Parish of St-Lawrence, Jersey Channel Island

Trade: salesman     Religion: Church of England

Status: Single          Height: 5′ 7″

Eyes: blue            Hair: fair           Weight : 127 lbs.

1901 United Kingdom census : Living in Jersey Channel Island, Parish of St-Lawrence

July 5th, 1916 : Enlisted in Montreal, Quebec in the 5th Regiment draft (5th Royal Highlanders of Canada)

April 11th, 1917 :Embarked on HMT Canada. Arrived in Liverpool on April 22nd

May 9th : Taken on strength with the 20th Reserve Battalion

December 7th  : Appointed corporal with pay

March 3rd, 1918 : Reduced to permanent grade

October 9th : Left for France. Joined the unit in the field on October 11th

February 14th, 1919 : Proceeded to England

March 1st : Battalion entrained at Liphook Station for Liverpool where they sailed for Canada on the R.M.S. Adriatic

March 9th : Arrived at Halifax and entrained for Montreal.

March 11th : Battalion arrived in Montreal. Demobilized in Montreal on March 12th

He served with his brother (Edmund Helleur) in the 42nd battalion.

September 22nd, 1961 : A request was made for a war veteran allowance

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Picture of Private Helleur British War Medal

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