9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
William James Orr was the eldest son of John and Sarah Jane Orr. He was born about 1896 in Killyman, Co. Tyrone. His father was a blacksmith. The family moved to Belfast for a time and then moved back to reside in Killyman / Ballynakelly. William Orr enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private William James Orr was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on died on 1st July 1916, age 20.