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John ORR

Regimental number7115
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolPerth Boys' School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMount Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Orr, 58 Clotilde Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date25 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 24 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted at age 18.2 with his parents' consent. He contracted pneumonia at Fovant, England, and reached France on 13 May 1918. He was wounded at Morlancourt, 10 June 1918, and on 4 October 1918; died at 58th Casualty Clearing Station.
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1918
Place of death or woundingnr Bellicourt, France
Age at death19.7
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 37), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary Theresa ORR, 58 Clotilde Street, Mount Lawley, South Australia. Native of Perth, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1827 R.J. KELLY, 1st Australian Camel Corps, killed in action, Gaza, 16 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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