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Full Name: William John Orlowski
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William John
Surname: Orlowski
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 7036
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mr. F.S. Orlowski (father), Junction Hotel, Severn Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Military Camp, Burnham, Canterbury, New Zealand
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: Headquarters 20 Canto.
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 137
Campaigns: Egypt
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 26 September 1940
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1940
Cemetery Name: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: N. 22.
Biographical Notes: William Orlowski was the son of Francis Orlowski and of Mary Orlowski (nee Gibson), of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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