Thomas Grove Helyer
Son of Thomas James Helyer and Louisa Minnie Helyer, of Palmerston North, New Zealand.
"At least one New Zealander was captured by the Bulgarians. Private Thomas Grove Helyer came from Woodville, Manawatū. Living in England, he joined 2/20th Battalion of the London Regiment. In September 1917, his parents in New Zealand were told he had been killed in action. Later they learned he was a prisoner at Phillipolis Camp in Bulgaria, where the conditions were appalling. Helyer contracted pneumonia and died on 5 March 1918, aged 21. He lies in the Central Cemetery at Plovdiv, Bulgaria." [Hidden Anzacs', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/salonika-campaign/hidden-anzacs, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Nov-2015]
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