Regimental Number: 3213012
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment
Orelus was born in Ste. Anne des Monts, Quebec on May 1, 1895. He was living in Donnelly (SW 26-77-21-W5 and NW 4-77-20-W5) when he and his brother George were drafted in 1918. Because the war was so near its end, Orelus served only in England. In early 1920, he married Jeanne Ida Lajoie. They arrived in Donnelly in August of that year. Orelus and Jeanne had four children. In 1953, they sold the farm and retired to Falher. Orelus died on May 23, 1974.
Sources: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peace p. 483