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James Le Mesurier

Born
James Gustaf Edward Le Mesurier

(1971-05-25)25 May 1971
Died 11 November 2019(2019-11-11) (aged 48)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality British
Education Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Occupation Army officer
Known for Co-founding Syrian White Helmets
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1990–2000
Rank Captain
Unit Royal Green Jackets

James Gustaf Edward Le Mesurier OBE (25 May 1971 – 11 November 2019) was the British military personnel, humanitarian and volunteer worker. He co-founder of the White Helmets, a volunteer civil defence organisation in the Syrian Civil War. He was a British Army officer in the 1990s and also worked with the United Nations peacekeeping force in the former Yugoslavia.

He was also the director of the non-profit Mayday Rescue Foundation.

On 11 November 2019, Le Mesurier was found dead in the street of Beyoğlu, Istanbul, in what appears to have been a fall from his balcony. Le Mesurier was found with fractures to his head and legs. The cause of the fall or exact cause of death is under investigation.

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