The Orderly attending the Apes at the military detention center 'Camp Eleven' inadvertently insulted Zira's unborn baby, by calling him a "little monkey", prompting a furious Cornelius to throw the hot soup and the glass water jug he was holding into his face, accidentally causing his death. This, and their subsequent escape, prompted a hunt that led to their deaths.
- The Orderly was named Corp. Tommy Billings in the novelization of Escape from the Planet of the Apes.
- The character was named as twenty-two-year-old Hank Svenson, a medical orderly, in a radio broadcast overheard by Cornelius in an early script of The Secret of the Planet of the Apes . 
- The Orderly was named Turner in Power Records' adaptation of Escape from the Planet of the Apes.
- 'Camp Eleven' was named 'Camp Pendleton' in the novelization.