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Arthur Stanley Helm

Mr A S Helm with applications from people who want to go to the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1955/1236-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Mr A S Helm with applications from people who want to go to the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Evening post ( …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    Helm AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 5816 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 February 1914 Births, Deaths, Marriages
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 117 Crenan Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr S.A. Helm (father), Verdun Street, Riverton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 5816 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    InvercargillSouthland AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Civil servant, and writer on Antarctic matters. Secretary, Ross Sea Committee of Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition New Zealand, 1955-1958; Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition Ltd; also with Tourist and Publicity Department 1961-1972. Employed by Geographic Board to draw up Gazetteer for the Ross Dependency 1963-

      Helm Point in Antarctia is named after him. AWMM
    • During WWII Arthur wrote two books about his service.
      Fights and Furloughs in the Middle East (1943)
      Kiwis on Tour in Egypt an Italy (1946)
      After the war he was awarded one of the first two NZ American Field Scholarships, and in following years ran the NZ branch of AFS. Public - Craig - Child - 24 January 2023 - Books referenced here:

      A quick search online doesn't show anything to substantiate the AFS record but if required can photocopy pages from a book marking 50 years of AFS in NZ.
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About death

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  • Death
    1998 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
    National Library, Helm, Arthur Stanley.
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 79 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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24 January 2023CraigPort MelbourneChild

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