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11906   Private William James Orr
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 807439
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Orr family Does not list William as living with the family at house 41 in Thomas Street, Saint Anne's Ward Belfast, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Orr family Lists William James as age 14 living with the family at house 39 in Ward Street, Falls, Antrim
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