9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
25/04/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Robert Orr was the son of Alexander and Mary Orr. He was born at Drumglass, Dungannon on 5th December 1886. Robert was one of 14 children. The 1901 census records Robert as age 14. He was working as a linen weaver. Robert was living with the family in Moygashel, Tyrone. Robert married Martha Jane Liggett in November 1904. They had four children. Newspaper reports suggest he wounded on the first day of the German offensive, which would have been 21st March 1918. Private Robert Orr was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died from wounds received in action a month earlier on Thursday 25th April 1918.
The cemetery is located 18 km from Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge and on to Roesbrugge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing.
On reaching the ring road of Poperinge, the R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 10 km after rejoining the N308 lies the village of Roesbrugge. The second left hand turning in the village of Roesbrugge leads onto the Haringestraat and for 2 km to the village of Haringe.