HELEM, William Sutherland
(Service number 6/3036)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 5 March 1898 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Wakanui Road, Ashburton
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs L. J. HELEM (mother), 45 Wakanui Road, Ashburton
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date *1952 Age 55 years
Place of Death Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Sutherland Helem was the third son of William Sutherland and Lucy Sophia (née Denton) Helem. He married Doris Elizabeth Vye in 1934 in New Zealand. About the 1960s they moved to Australia. Two brothers of William, John and Arthur, also enlisted, neither serving overseas.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 June 2019]

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