ORR, Samuel

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 127316
Born: 
Saturday, November 21, 1925
Died : 
Wednesday, December 27, 1950
Died on active service
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Sergeant Samuel Orr
Sergeant Samuel Orr died in Malaya.
 
Extract from the Ballymena Weekly Telegraph - Friday 05 January 1951
Belfast Family War Sacrifice
"Mr. and Mrs. Robert Orr, Foreman Street, Belfast, have received official information that their son, Sergt. Samuel Orr, was killed in action in Malaya last week while serving with a Commando Unit of the Royal Marines.  He had been eight vears in the Forces, and served with the S.EA.C. and the B.L.A. in World War 11.
He is the second member of the family to make the supreme sacrifice.
His brother, Rifleman Harold Orr, the London Irish Rifles, was killed in the Anzio beachhead on March 1, 1944.
Pathos is added to the family's bereavement by the fact that the mother, Mrs. Orr, had just recently returned from visiting her son Harold's grave In Italy. 
Another son, C.S.M. Charles Orr, of The Royal Ulster Rifles, is at present on active service in Korea. He has been in the Army for l6 years.
The father, Mr. Robert Orr,  served in the first World War with the Old Contemptibles, was wounded in action and permanently disabled. He is the holder of the Mons Star."
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Ballymena Weekly Telegraph - Friday 05 January 1951/ British Newspaper Archive.
[Image] © Johnston Press plc.
 
Notes
His death is listed by the Malaya Historical Group as accidental.
 

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