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John Edward ORR

Regimental number164
Date of birth19 June 1880
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDraughtsman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinSister, J Mcleod Orr, Royal British Nurses Association, 10 Orchard Street, Oxford Street, London, England
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Engineers
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH5
Promotion date: 14 November 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: LH5
Promotion date: 24 February 1916

Captain


Unit: 4th Pioneer Btn
Promotion date: 26 May 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: "30 November 1915

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: 19 January 1917

Order of Crown of Italy - Cavalier


Recommendation date: 5 February 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 March 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 17 April 1917
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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