Clyde Helmer

Image DOB: 22 April 1916
Died: 24 April 1945

MFC Debut: Round 15, 1942 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval
Last Game: Round 16, 1942 against South Melbourne at Punt Road

From: Mooroopna/Geelong

Number: Unknown 1942

Games: 2 (73 total)
Goals: 3 (140 total)
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The son of a Swedish immigrant, "Snowy" Helmer debuted with Geelong in 1937 after the Pivotonians were tipped off to his talents by cousin Fred Hawking. A forward renowned for his ability to kick a torpedo on either foot, Helmer debuted in kicked 74 goals from centre-half forward in his second season. In 1941 he played for Victoria against South Australia.

Enlisting in the army, Helmer was unable to play for Geelong who had entered recess and so when on leave from a bomb disposal course he lined up for two matches with the Demons. He was later killed in New Guinea when trying to defuse a bomb.

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