John ORR

ORR, John

Service Number: 5181
Enlisted: 26 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rutherglen, Scotland, October 1896
Home Town: Wonthaggi, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Improver engineer
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5181, Melbourne, Victoria
16 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5181, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5181, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
24 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 46th Infantry Battalion
30 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5181, 46th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France), Shell wound (right leg)
16 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 5181, 46th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...5181 Private John Orr, 14th Battalion from North Wonthaggi, Victoria. A 19 year old engineer prior to enlisting on 22 January 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 16th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 14 March 1916 aboard HMAT Anchises. While serving on the Western Front with the 46th Battalion, he was wounded in action in June 1918 and evacuated to England for medical treatment. A month later, he returned to his unit in France and continued to serve until he arrived back in Australia on 2 March 1919 for demobilisation..." - SOURCE (