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Albert John ORR

Regimental number5657
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolPleasant St State School, Ballarat, Victoria
Other trainingSchool of Mines, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
Address126 Lyon Street, Ballarat South, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, James Orr, 126 Lyon Street, Ballarat South, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 7th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, Ballarat, Victoria.
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26.4
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row C, Grave No. 3A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emma and the late James ORR, 103 Lyons Street, Ballarat, Victoria

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