George Delmer, MC, Leicestershire Reg

1888 Dec 14 Born Durham

1891 census at West Terrace, Monk Hesledon, Castle Eden Colliery, Durham

1901 census at 24, Victoria Street, Witton Gilbert, Sacriston

1911 census at Messes T B And W Cockayne Limited Drapers And Furnishers, T.B. & W. Angel St, Sheffield. He is a Drapery Assistant

1911 Nov 11. Arrived in Canada from UK

1913 Jun to Aug He was in USA

1914 May 12. Arrives in Buffalo New York, from Canada. He appears to have been returned to Canada

He was living in Canada on the outbreak of the war and came home and offered his services immediately. He joined the Argyles and Sutherlands and quickly rose to the rank of Sergt. Major, but subsequently joined the Leicesters.

1917 Apr 2. Commissioned. The undermentioned W.Os., N.C.Os., and men to be temp. 2nd Lts. from dates shown :Leic.R.—Co. Serjt.Maj. G. Delmer, from a Serv. Bn., Arg. & Suth'd Highrs.

1917 Sep 26. MC Gazetted - T./2nd Lt. George Delmer, Leic. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid. He led the first wave with great dash and determination, and was first into the final objective. It was due to his coolness and good leadership that his, platoon reached their objective and finally withdrew with very slight casualties. The action was on 23rd July 1917

1917 Oct 15 Lieut. Delmer was the recipient of a gold watch suitably inscribed presented by the inhabitants of Sacriston in recognition of the gallant conduct and able leadership displayed by him on 23rd July.

1918 Married Annie Logan in Chester-le-Street, Durham

1918 Oct 2. Leics Reg. Temp. 2nd Lt. G. Delmer, M.C., to be temp. Lt.

1918 Oct 20. Leic. R.— Temp. Lt. G. Delmer, M.C., to be actg. Capt. (addtl.).

1918 Oct 24. Leic. B.—Temp. Lt. (actg. Capt.) G. Delmer, M.C., retains his actg. rank while comdg. a Co.

1921 Mar 14. Joined ADRIC with service no 1823. Posted to H Coy

Fined 10/- by Coy Commander. His resignation may have been linked to this

1921 May 30 Permitted to resign by Commandant

1921 Sep 1. Leics Regt. Relinquishes his commission and retains the rank of Lt.: —Lt G Delmer.

1928 Apr 17. Leaves UK for Australia. He is a salesman. Travels alone. 3rd class.

1937 On Electoral Roll at Chinchilla, Queensland. He is a labourer at the Rifle Range. He is alone, no other Delmer.

1939 Dec 22. Died Queensland , Australia Aged 51 Suicide

George Delmer, returned soldier, about 50 year of age, died in the Peak Downs Hospital today as a result of severe wounds on both wrists and ankles, believed to have been self  inflicted early this morning at his camp about a mile from Clermont. Delmer was a captain in the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders in the Great War.