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Name

Samuel Orr


Description

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Samuel received the British War Medal and Victory Medal

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He is Remembered at Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, France.

To Remember Is To Honour

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Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

1918


Classification

Newspaper, Photograph, Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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