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John Branson ORR

Regimental number3110
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolEsperance State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressEsperance, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Russell Orr, Esperance, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt John Bransome Orr on NR
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDochy Farm New British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row E, Grave No. 15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Russell ORR and Florence (his wife). Native of Ipswich, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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