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Samuel Orr


Belfast Telegraph Newspaper Photograph of Private Samuel Orr.

Life Story

Name: Samuel Orr.

Service Number: 35891.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 1st Battalion.

Regiment: Kings Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment)

Born: 10th February 1899, Belfast.

Died: 28th March 1918.

Address: 12 Beresford Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


Samuel Orr, son of Samuel and Sarah Emma Orr, lived at 12 Beresford Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


The 1901 Ireland Census has Samuel living at 38 Carlow Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, father, occupation, General Labourer, two brothers W John, 4 years, and R James, under 1 year. A Miss Mary McGuigan, Linen Yarn Spinner, is also shown as a Boarder


The 1911 Ireland Census has Samuel living at 79 Beresford Street, Shankill Road, Belfast, with his mother, father, Linen Finisher, three brother, W John, 13 years, R James, 10 years, David, 1 year, and four sisters, S Jane, 8 years, Mary Elz, 6 years, Annie H, 4 years, Emma A, under 1 year


Private Samuel Orr had signed the Ulster Covenant on the 28th of September 1912, Ulster Day


Samuel joined the Kings Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment)

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force.

Samuel Orr was a Private in 1st Battalion Kings Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment) when he was Killed In Action in Arras on the 28th March 1918 aged 19 years


A local newspaper states.

ORR - Private Samuel Orr, Kings Own Lancaster Regiment, killed in action, is a son of Mr S Orr, 12 Beresford Street, Belfast


Samuels brother enlisted on the 24th December 1918 for 12 years and served as J86442 Stoker Robert James Orr, Royal Navy


Samuels Soldiers Effects were left to his father Samuel.

A Pension Application Form shows his mother Sarah Emma as claimant.

A Dependant Pension Application Form shows his mother Sarah Emma as claimant also


Samuel received the British War Medal and Victory Medal


He is Remembered at Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, France.

To Remember Is To Honour



Shankill Roll of Honour




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