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Full Name: Raymond Lionel Orange
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Raymond Lionel
Surname: Orange
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 40837
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Painter
Next of Kin: Mrs Lilian Leonora Orange (wife), 54 Ashbourne Street, Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 23rd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Embarkation Date: 2 April 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 80
Vessel: Corinthic
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 57
Page on Nominal Roll: 12
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 5 April 1918
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Reference: II. M. 26.
Biographical Notes: Raymond Orange was the son of Albert Edward and Helena B. Orange; husband of Lilian L. Orange, of 32 Esplanade, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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