Edward Arthur Orbell

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 23 October 1895, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
  • Died 8 November 1965, Hastings, New Zealand
  • Last rank Corporal
  • Service number 17434
  • Served In New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 18th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
  • Next of Kin Mrs. E. Orbell (mother), Clive, Hawkes Bay
  • Pre-war occupation Draper, Waipawa Clothing Factory
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted7 February 1916
  • Embarkationaboard Manuka, departed 8 February 1916, transferred to Morea, Sydney, Australia, disembarked 14 November 1916
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian E.F. 1916-1917-1918-1919
  • Periods of serviceOne year 249 days in New Zealand and two years 197 days overseas in Egypt. Total service of four years and 81 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Kaikoura, 19 April 1919
  • Discharged28 April 1920, no longer physically fit for war service, on account of illness received on active service
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal