WORNER, Alfred Warner
(Service number 14727)

Aliases Enlisted as Alfred Warner Helem
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ohutu, New Zealand
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Peter Dunbar Helem (father), Ohutu, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti 
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devenport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 August 1917 Age
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial; Geraldine War Memorial; Geraldine Hockey Club Memorial Pavilion plaque

Biographical Notes

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dunbar Helem, of Ohutu, Rangitikei; Information supplied by a niece indicates that Alexander Warner and Alfred Warner Helem were brothers of George William Worner. All three served in the First World War and were killed in action. Two died at Passchendaele; The connection between the three men is unclear because of the spelling of their surnames. It is understood that the correct spelling of the family name is Worner; Alfred Warner Helem, the youngest brother, lived with his uncle and appears to have enlisted under his uncle's surname, which was Helem. In the embarkation rolls Peter Helem is also listed as his father and next of kin; Served under his uncle's surname, which was Helem; Family name is Worner (also spelled as Warner). It is understood by family that the correct spelling of the family name is Worner.


Cenotaph (12 August 2013)

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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