Memorials to the dead, missing and with no known grave, in
As would be
expected with the wide diversity of countries and branches
of the armed forces in which they served, Orrs were in
some of the famous battles. They feature too in many
memorials throughout the world to those with no known
grave , who died at sea in the Merchant Navy or the Royal
Navy, those buried at sea, and the many gallant fliers,
for whom their final resting place is known only to God.
In collating this information it drives home just how many
hundreds of thousands for whom their memorial is but an
inscription on a wall somewhere. It shows too, the sheer
stupidity of man and the inhumanity of one to another.
familiar with the sight of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
from the Remembrance Day services but those commemorated
there are but a few of the whole. On the first day of the
Battle of the Somme some 60,000 British soldiers were
struck down, 20,000 in the first half hour alone.
Thousands more lie in unknown graves and are commemorated
elsewhere. 35,000 with no known grave commemorated at
Arras, 13,000 at Le Touret. 73,000 are remembered at
Thiepval. At Vis en Artois, Pas de Calais - 9,000 from
Great Britain Ireland and South Africa who died between 8
August and 11 November 1918. 20,000 at the Loos
Memorial; 14,000 including 300 South Africans at Pozieres;
and at Cambrai 7000 with no known grave. 10,000
Australians are commemorated at Villers Bretonneux, Somme.
We forget that the conflict was also in Mesopotamia -
Egypt, Iraq, Palestine and Gallipoli. The 40,000
Commonwealth troops commemorated at Basra, Iraq; 4228
Australians and 708 New Zealanders commemorated at Lone
Pine, Gallipoli. 20,000 at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli;
Singapore; Rangoon Memorial with 6000 buried in the
cemetery and 27,000 in unknown graves throughout Burma and
Assam and Lauban (Borneo) with Australian victims of
Japanese savagery while POWs. The list is seemingly
in the United Kingdom has its Memorial and there are
national commemoration sites for the missing and with no
known grave; these contain their share of Orrs.
Gate ) Memorial, Iepers, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Capt. J. A.
Orr 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders 22.10.1914
Thomas Orr, 2nd Bn. Royal Scots 14.12.1914
William Orr 1st Bn Royal Dragoons 12.11.1914
William Orr, 10 Bn Royal Irish Rifles 4. 8.1917
Walter Leslie Orr, 4th attd. 2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles 25.
Orr, 1st/5th Northumberland Fusiliers 24. 5.1915
Orr, 1st Gordon Highlanders 28. 5.1915
Thomas Orr, 1st /4th Northumberland Fusiliers 26. 4.1915
Erskine Orr, 87th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Quebec Reg) 17.
Orr, 1st/8th London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) 28.
Barbour Orr, 4th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers 31. 7.1917
Memorial, Somme, France.
Orr, 10 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1. 7.1916
Orr , 10 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1, 7.1916
William James Orr, 9 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1.
Orr 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles 1. 7.1916
Orr, 13 Bn. Royal Irish Rifles 1. 7.1916
Orr, 11th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1. 7.1916
Walter Orr,. 16th Bn Highland Light Infantry 1. 7.1916
William Orr, 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders 1. 7.1916
2 Lt James
Kenneth Orr, 16th Bn Middlesex Regiment 1. 7.1916
Francis John Orr, 8th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire light
Infantry 1. 7.1916
Orr, 108 Coy Machine Gun Corps 1. 7.1916
Miller Orr , 4th Regiment South African Infantry 10.
William Robert Orr, 1st Bn East Surrey Regiment 29. 7.1916
Orr, 1st The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment 8. 8.1916
William Orr, 2nd Bn Kings Own Scottish Borderers 23.
James Orr, 17th Bn Sherwood Foresters 3. 9.1916
Orr , 7th Kings Royal Rifle Corps 15. 9.1916
Orr 7 / 8th Bn Kings Own Scottish Borderers 15. 9.1916
Orr, 1/7th The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment 25. 9.1916
Orr, 20th Bn Durham Light Infantry 30. 9.1916
Thomas Orr, 7 / 8th Bn Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Orr 15th Bn Highland Light Infantry 18.11.1916
Orr , 6/ 7th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers 1. 2.1917
Memorial, Somme, France
Nicholas Orr, 15 Bn Royal Irish Rifles 24. 3.1918
Archibald Orr, 1/8th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Orr, 8 Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 23. 3.1918
Arthur Orr, 2 / 5th Bn East Lancashire Regiment 31. 3.1918
Orr, 5th Dragoon Guards (Prin.Charlotte od Wales)
Villers - Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France
Australian Memorial )
William Joseph Orr, 14 Bn Australian Infantry 11. 4.1917
Robert Wells Orr, 14 Bn Australian Infantry 11. 4. 1917
William Orr, 23rd Bn Australian Infantry 3. 5.1917
Cpl. J Orr,
57 Bn Australian Infantry 25. 4.1918
Cuthbert Donald Orr, 42nd Bn Australian Infantry 12.
Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Mesen, West Vlaanderen,
Orr, 4th Bn,3rd New Zealand Rifle brigade 7. 6.1917
William Orr, 1st Bn, 3rd New Zealand Rifle brigade 8.
Orr, 1st Bn, Wellington Regiment, NZEF 29. 7.1917
Memorial. Pas de Calais, France
Orr, 5th Cameron Highlanders 25. 9.1915
Orr. 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders 25.9.1915
Alexander Anderson Orr,2 Bn Seaforth Highlanders 12.
Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
John Orr,DFC, 204 Sqdn RAF 23.10.1918
Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Orr, 1/6th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 26. 3.1916
Orr, 1 /8th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 23. 4.1917
Orr , 4th Bn Gordon Highlanders 23. 4.1917
Orr, 9th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 3. 5.1917
Herbert Orr, 2 / 7th Bn Duke of Wellingtons Regiment 3.
Alexander Orr, 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders 7. 5.1917
Orr, 2nd Bn Royal Scots 4. 6.1917
Orr, 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers 5.
2 Lt Hugh
Brian Orr, attd 10/11 Bn Highland Light Infantry 22.
Orr, MM and bar, 6/7 Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers 22. 3.1918
William Orr, 2nd Bn Scots Guards 28. 3 1918
Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Syme Orr, 8 Bn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt) 22.
Orr, 5th Bn Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt) 22.
Chalmers Orr,72nd Bn Canadian Infantry (B. C Regt)
Charles henry Orr, 3rd Canadian Infantry (Cen Ontario Rgt)
Orr,8 Bn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt) 29. 4.1917
Franklin Orr,21st Bn Canadian Infantry ( E Ontario Rgt)
Calder Orr, 8 Bn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt)
Wallace Orr, 1st Bn Canadian Machine Gun Corps 1.10.1918
Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Sherlock Orr 9 Bn Royal Fusiliers 20.11.1917
Orr, 12 Bn Royal irish Fusiliers 22.11.1917
Orr, 9th (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers
Orr, 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers 23.11.1917
Orr, 2/7 Bn Duke of Wellingtons Regiment 27.11.1917
Henry Orr,210 Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery
Alfred Orr 11 Bn Rifle Brigade 3.12.1917
Touret, Pas de Calais, France
William Orr, 2nd Bn Scots Guards 12. 3.1915
Herbert Orr, 2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry 19. 3.1915
William Orr, 2nd Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 9.
Smith Orr,2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders 16. 5.1915
Orr, 2nd Bn Highland Light Infantry 17. 5.1915
La Ferte -sous-Jonarre
Memorial,Seine et Marne, France
( British Expeditionary Force Mons / Le Cateau, Aug - Oct
Orr, 1st Bn Scots Guards 15. 9.1914
Orr, 1st Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 22. 9.1914
Artois, Pas de Calais, France.
Orr, 1st Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 21. 9.1918
Orr, Hawke Division, RNVR 25. 8.1918
More Memorials in Belgium, Turkey