Born: 1879, Woodditton, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 12th December 1901; age: 22; Killed at Klipfontein, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: 37, Sussex Avenue, Hunslet, Yorkshire.

Occupation: a Groom.

Enlistment Date: 12th September 1898.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 4028.

Regiment: 10th Hussars (The Prince of Wales’ Own).


Clasps Awarded: Paardeberg, Dreifontein, Belfast & Relief of Kimberley.




1881   2, Upper Station Road, Woodditton, Cambridgeshire.


Walter was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Orbell, 29, a Groom, born Barrow, Suffolk.

Eliza Orbell (nee Ranns), 29, born Barrow, Suffolk.

James William Orbell, 6, born Woodditton.

Mabel May Orbell, 3, born Woodditton.

Lucy Elizabeth Orbell, 5 months, born Woodditton.

1 lodger.


1891   26, Atkinson Street, Rothwell, Yorkshire.


Walter was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 39, a Horse Keeper.

Eliza, 39.

James, 15, a Glass Blower’s Apprentice.

Mabel, 13.

Lucy, 10.

George Edwin Orbell, 9, born Woodditton.

Arthur Frederick Orbell, 7, born Woodditton.

Charles Arol Orbell, 2, born Stourton, Yorkshire.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Orbell – father.

The Boer War.

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