|Date of birth||22 April 1916|
|Date of death||24 April 1945(aged 29)|
|Place of death||New Guinea|
|Height / weight||184 cm / 80 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1942.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A forward, Helmer could torpedo punt on either foot and in 1938, just his second league season, topped Geelong's goalkicking with 74 goals. In a game that year against Fitzroy he kicked a career best eight goals. He crossed to Melbourne in 1942 but could only manage two games.
During World War II Helmer was a Temporary Warrant Officer in the Australian Army and lost his life in New Guinea after a bomb he was trying to defuse exploded.
- Clyde Helmer's statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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