(Service number 14725)
|Aliases||Served as Warner|
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Charles Street, Blenheim, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. Warner (wife), Charles Street, Blenheim, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||5th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company|
|Date||26 June 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Maunganui|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Devenport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
|Military Awards||Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)|
Award Circumstances and Date
London Gazette, 28 December 1917, p13575, Rec No 1171: "Operations opposite Warneton - 13th June 1917. For gallantry and devotion to duty. During the advance on the night of the 13th/14th June, this non-commissioned officer led his platoon with great bravery, rushing and capturing an enemy Machine Gun. When the platoons had lost touch during the night, Sergeant Warner under heavy fire, reorganised his men and got them back into the correct positions. He set a fine example of personal bravery to his men."
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||10 December 1917||Age||27|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||NZ Apse, Panel 2|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial|
Husband of Elizabeth Jane Warner of Dunbeath Street, Blenheim; Information on Cenotaph 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; Served as Warner, but understood from the family the correct spelling is Worner.
Cenotaph (12 August 2013)
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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)
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