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Private 5681

5th Battalion

Melbourne, Victoria

His mother Mrs. Catherine Edwards of Honiton Hill Meeniyan, Victoria

Leongatha, Victoria 14/2/1916

Age 21 years, 5'4", 9 stone, blue eyes and light brown hair



He was killed in action at Pozieres on 18/8/1916

He is remembered on the Memorial at Villers Bretonneux

He and his family lived in Meeniyan at Honiton Hill, VIctoria

Orlando was adopted at the age of 18 months by his aunt Catherine Edwards after the death of his parents. His brother Frank Martin met up with him for the first time since he was adopted in France where they were both serving. Orlando was killed 2 weeks later. Frank died of wounds a week after Orlando

He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
28/5/16 He embarked Alexandria
4/6/16 He disembarked in Marseilles
30/7/16 He joined his battalion
Catherine received his medals and plaque in the 20s
His effects were 2 wallets 11 coins 2 metal medals, photos, letters and keys
22/8/1919 Catherine asked for a death certificate
His real name was Walter Frederick Martin and he was adopted at the age of 18 months by his aunt



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EDWARDS, Orlando

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