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Francis James ORR

Regimental number1957
Place of birthMaredon Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressWells Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Bessie Alice Orr, Wells Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Splendid work throughout the operations, setting fine example of devotion to duty and personal bravery.' (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919

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