|Place of birth||Bendigo, Victoria|
|School||State School, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Other training||School of Mines, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||37 Milroy Street, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, J.P. Helsham, 37 Milroy Street, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the 8th Australian Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||3 years military training; also a member, military band (details from mother)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Date of fate 25 April-2 May 1915|
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel No 29), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Bendigo Cemetery, Victoria ('Our Anzac'). Parents: Emalie (d. 20 March 1936, aged 75; bu. Bendigo) HELSHAM, of 37, Milroy St., Bendigo, and the late John Phillip (d. 1 May 1915; aged 52; bu. Bendigo) HELSHAM|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April-2 May 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Religion given on Embarkation Roll as 'Eng.'|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HELSHAM John George Douglas|