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William John ORR

Regimental number1731
Place of birthMuchadilla, Queensland
SchoolState School (Muchadilla? Roma?), Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o William John Orr, Muckadilla, South Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss Julia Orr, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 October 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VI, Row O, Grave No. 3), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Julia ORR, Muckadilla, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2919 Sapper James ORR, 9th Field Company Enginners, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919.

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