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James ORR

Regimental number30994
Place of birthWestcalder, Scotland
SchoolPetrie Terrace State School, Brisbane, Queensland
Age on arrival in Australia6
ReligionBaptist
OccupationGrocer
AddressLongford Cottage, Charlotte Street, Paddington, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs M T Orr, Longford Cottage, Charlotte Street, Paddington, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 23
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 19 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 28 October 1917
Place of death or woundingDickenbusch, Belgium
Date of death2 February 1968
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XII, Row C, Grave No. 3), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Marion Thornton ORR, Charlotte Street, Brisbane. Native of West Calder, Midlothian, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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