This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Edinburgh
- Service no: 7704
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 22/09/1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Montrose
- Address: 25 Lilybank Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Rosyth Naval Dockyard
More about Thomas Orr
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial.
Thomas Orr 7704 Black Watch
DUNDEE RESERVIST FALLS IN COUNTRY’S CAUSE.
Private Thomas Orr, of the Black Watch, a Dundee reservist has given his life for his country.
Intimation of his death has been received by his uncle, Mr Henry Cairnie who resides at 25 Lilybank Road.
Private Orr came of a soldier family, his grandfather, father, brother and two uncles having served with the Black Watch. Along with his brother he went through the South African War, and both came through without a scratch. Private Orr was employed at Rosyth Naval Base before being called up.
Dundee Courier 30th November 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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