Alfred Warner AWMM
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WWI 14727 AWMM
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Unknown AWMM Ohutu, New Zealand AWMM
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Peter Dunbar Helem (father), Ohutu, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 26 June 1916 AWMM Single AWMM
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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. AWMM
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Alfred, Alexander and William Worner (correct spelling ) were indeed full blood brothers born into a family of nine children in the country town of Geraldine in the South Island of New Zealand. Alfred's father, who was a butcher, died when Alfred the baby of the family was only 2. Alfred went to school in Geraldine with his brothers before at some stage going to live with his uncle in the North Island. All three brothers are recorded with their names spelt correctly ( Worner ) on both the Geraldine school roll of honour and on the Geraldine cenotaph. I have in my keeping the family bible which records the birth dates of the three brothers. I have recently visited Ypres in Belgium and found their names, George and Alexander on the Tyne Cot memorial and Alfred on the Messines Ridge memorial. All the Geraldine members of the Worner family remember with honour their contribution to WW1.
Public - Marie Helene - Other relative - 13 June 2017
I am the great nephew of Alfred. The recorded notes are correct and authenticated by recent family research. It may be of interest that his mother agreed to allow Alfred to reside with her brother who had a farm in the North Island. the uncle was childless, she was widowed. The family were at the time based in the South Island. Alfred came from a larger family.
Public - Graeme David - 27 April 2015
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
34: 37 AWMM
- Harper, G. (2000). Massacre at Passchendaele : the New Zealand story. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins. AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
|13 June 2017||Marie Helene||Ashburton New Zealand||Other relative||
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