WORNER, George William
(Service number 31758)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 4 Surrey Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss L. Priest (friend), 4 Surrey Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 19th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth or Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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 10 April 1917 Age
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial

Biographical Notes

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.


Cenotaph (12 August 2013)

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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