William John Orlowski
Son of Francis Orlowski and of Mary Orlowski (nee Gibson), of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
"The September war diary records several deaths. On the 19th a primus being used as a home-made forge exploded in the pioneer platoon's workshop, and two men, Privates Lowe and Orlowski were badly burned. Lowe died the same day at 2/5 General Hospital and was buried the next day at the British war memorial cemetery,Alexandria, the funeral being attended by the Colonel, four officers, and thirty other ranks from Headquarters Company, who also supplied the firing party. Private Orlowski died a week later and was accorded similar honours."
[The Official History of 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment, Chapter 3, "Training in Egypt".]
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Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum